On 05/08/2011 11:57 PM, nasir nasir wrote:


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. The*
*error was:*
*    No module named ipaclient.ipadiscovery*

I'm guessing that this is a 64 bit system? It might be an arch issue. IU know that Debian and RH mde different choices for 32 on 64. RH/Fedora puts the Python code into


Debian might be looking under /usr/lib/  for Python.

Try a 32bit RPM.


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,

--- On *Sun, 5/8/11, Adam Young /<ayo...@redhat.com>/*wrote:

    From: Adam Young <ayo...@redhat.com>
    Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] FreeIPA for Linux desktop deployment
    To: "nasir nasir" <kollath...@yahoo.com>
    Cc: freeipa-users@redhat.com
    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 /<ayo...@redhat.com>
    </mc/compose?to=ayo...@redhat.com>/* wrote:

        From: Adam Young <ayo...@redhat.com>
        Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] FreeIPA for Linux desktop deployment
        To: "nasir nasir" <kollath...@yahoo.com>
        Cc: freeipa-users@redhat.com
        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 started:


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