On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 12:40 AM, Dan Scott <danieljamessc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a 'nice' way to reinstall a host? i.e. The host has already
> been installed in FreeIPA and for whatever reason I need to reinstall
> the OS, so I have a clean system and the host is already enrolled on
> the server.
> ipa-client-install fails with "Host already enrolled" and I have to
> connect to an enrolled client, remove the host, and then return to
> install the client.
> Would it be possible to have a '--reinstall' option to
> ipa-client-install? It wouldn't have to add the host into IPA, just
> configure the files and get the keytab.

If I understand it correctly, this could overwrite hosts passwords
which is probably not what you want with a kerberos realm.

You should manually remove the host first from the realm and then rejoin it.


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