Kelvin Edmison wrote:

When troubleshooting what I thought was an NFS4 issue, I have found what looks 
to be a bug in ipa-client-install.

On a CentOS 5.8 machine, I ran
ipa-client-install --no-ntp --force --hostname=kelvin-c5.<dnsdomainname>
and successfully bound to the domain.

I am now trying to get nfs4 up and running, and found that idmapd was not 
starting.  I traced that back to an empty /etc/sysconfig/network file, and 
ipa-client-install looks to be the cause.

[root@kelvin-c5 ~]# ls -al /etc/sysconfig/network /etc/sysconfig/network.orig 
-rw------- 1 root root  0 Apr 13 11:58 /etc/sysconfig/network
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54 Aug 12  2011 /etc/sysconfig/network.orig
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54 Aug 12  2011 

I looked back on another CentOS 5 machine we have, and the same problem exists 

I was surprised to see that most network services were working when the file 
was empty.  It turns out that many network services start properly with an 
empty /etc/sysconfig/network file, but some do not.  It appears to be down to 
the structure of the test in the init scripts; e.g.
[ "${NETWORKING}" = "no" ]&&  exit 0
[ "${NETWORKING}" != "yes" ]&&  exit 6

So, is this a bug in ipa-client-install?
Can I just copy my network.orig back into place in order to get rpcidmapd and 
friends to run correctly?

Yes, it should be safe to copy that file back. What we try to do is ensure that the hostmae provided to ipa-client-install is reflected in /etc/sysconfig/networking.

What rpm version of ipa-client-install are you using?


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