I truly appreciate your persistence ! 
I tried using alien and it generated the .deb file successfully and even 
installed the ipa client package without any error on the client 
machine(Kubuntu 11.04). But when I run the ipa-client-install command, it gave 
the following error,

openway@dl-360:~/rpm$ sudo ipa-client-install There was a problem importing one 
of the required Python modules. Theerror was:
    No module named ipaclient.ipadiscovery
I even created the deb file out of ipa-python package and installed it on the 
kubuntu machine(without any error). Still, its the same. Any idea ?
Thanks and regards,Nidal
--- On Sun, 5/8/11, Adam Young <> wrote:

From: Adam Young <>
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] FreeIPA for Linux desktop deployment
To: "nasir nasir" <>
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2011, 4:39 PM


    On 05/08/2011 06:20 AM, nasir nasir wrote:

              Thanks indeed again for the reply. I went through the
              deployment guide and installed and configured FreeIPA 2.0
              on a RHEL 6.1 beta machine for testing. I also configured
              the browsers on this server and a client Kubuntu machine
              as per the guide. But I can't find any doc which explain
              how to configure a client (kubuntu in my case) for single
              sign on or even accessing a service like nfs using the
              browser when native ipa-client package is not available.
              All the docs are focused on configuring client machines
              using ipa-client package. Is this possible? if so could
              anyone suggest me some guide lines or docs for the same ?

    Did you try installing the ipa-client rpms with Alien?



              Thanks and Regards,

                --- On Mon, 5/2/11, Adam Young <>


                  From: Adam Young <>

                  Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] FreeIPA for Linux desktop

                  To: "nasir nasir" <>


                  Date: Monday, May 2, 2011, 8:03 AM


                   On 05/01/2011 08:49 AM, nasir
                    nasir wrote:
                               Thanks for all the replies and great
                                suggestions! I do appreciate it a lot.

                                Apologies for being a bit confusing
                                about the cetralized /home foder in my
                                previous mail. What I want is that all
                                the users should have their /home folder
                                stored in the storage. This entire
                                partition (or LUN) can be attached to my
                                Authentication server(i.e FreeIPA) by
                                using iSCSI. From the Authentication
                                server, I am NOT looking for iSCSI to
                                get it mounted to the individual users'
                                machine. I think NFS/automount would do
                                that(appreciate any suggestion on this
                                !) And whenever a new user is created,
                                /home should be allocated out of this
                                partition so that whichever machine the
                                user is using to login later, she should
                                be able to access the same /home
                                specific to her regardless of the
                                machine. I hope it is clear to all :-)

                              Thanks and regards,

                                     -- Centralized storage with iSCSI
                                  for /home folder for each user by
                                  means of a dedicated storage

                                  IPA manages Automount, which is
                                  possibly what you want.  Are you going
                                  to give each user their own partition
                                  that follows them around, or are you
                                  going to give the a home directory on
                                  a a NAS server?  I Have to admit, the
                                  iSCSI home mount sounds interesting. 
                                  You could probably get automount to
                                  help you out there, but at this point
                                  I think that you would need a separate
                                  key line for each user.


                                  Note that iSCSI won't help you if you
                                  want to mount the same partition on
                                  multiple clients.  For this, you
                                  either need a distributed File System,
                                  or stick to NFS.






                    OK, I'd probably do something like this:  After
                    install IPA, add one host as an IPA client with the
                    following switch:  --mkhomedir,, something like 
                    ipa-client-install --mkhomedir -p admin.   Then,
                    mount the directory that you are going to use a
                    /home on that machine.  Once you create users in
                    IPA, the first time you log in as that user, do so
                    from that client, and it will attempt to create the
                    home directory for you.    This should be the only
                    machine that has permissions to create directories
                    under /home.  Now, create an automount location and
                    map, and create a key for /home


                    The instructions from our test day should get you







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