On 03/28/2011 09:01 AM, Sigbjorn Lie wrote:
> On Mon, March 28, 2011 14:31, Dmitri Pal wrote:
>> On 03/27/2011 06:14 PM, Sigbjorn Lie wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have written some scripts for migration from NIS/local files to IPA.
>>> They will import the passwd, group, netgroup, and hosts  maps.
>>> This is the first version, be aware of bugs. :)
>>> Please read the README file before using.
>>> You can download them from here if you are interested:
>>> http://www.nixtra.com/ipa/NIS-TO-IPA-current.php
>> Thank you for the contribution!
>> I see that it is under GPL v2. Would you mind relicensing it under GPL v3?
>> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
>> Would you be interested in these scripts being incorporated into the
>> project source? Rob, can you please take a look into this? Should we 
>> consider rewriting
>> them in Python and incorporating into the main tool set or leave and use as 
>> is?
> Sure I can relicense to GPL v3. All I care about is the scripts staying open 
> and free to use. :)
> You can include as a part of IPA if you would like. I was planning to 
> re-write them all into perl,
> as my initial efforts to write them in bash for maximum portability didn't 
> work out, and the
> netgroup and hosts import scripts ended up written in perl.
> I cannot help re-writing to python, I don't know the language.

Ok, thank you!

Can you elaborate a bit about the constraints you have regarding migration.
As far as I understand you have users and groups with colliding gids and
you have to resolve things manually to make things exactly as they were
and IPA as is does not allow you to do so as it always creates a privite
group with the same GID.

I have a stupid question: what is the implication of actually not doing
things exactly as they were but rather embracing the IPA model of the
unified UID/GID namespace?
Is the reason that there are some applications scattered in the
enterprise that might have gids configured explicitly in the
configuration files (like SUDO for example) and updating those would be
a challenge or there is something else?


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Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager IPA project,
Red Hat Inc.

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