Thanks for all the replies, We are using Red Hat Satellite Server to 
handle Yum updates but I am still getting a grasp on how it works. After 
talking to one of our admins, I was told that it should not do a major 
version upgrade without being explicitly told to. 

The servers are virtual so I will clone them off before the next patch 
Is there an official go-live date for IPA3 in RHEL?


From:   Jorick Astrego <>
To:     Christian Horn <>
Date:   02/12/2013 01:04 PM
Subject:        Re: [Freeipa-users] Postponing IPA 3 upgrade
Sent by:

On 02/12/2013 08:30 AM, Christian Horn wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 09:05:40PM +0000, Steven Jones wrote:
>> Personally Im very worried, 6.2 to 6.3 went badly and this looks like a 
bigger upgrade
> I might miss something.. but cant one create a "throw away replica"
> of the old environment, use that then separatedly and try out the
> upgrade with it?
> Christian
He could if he has spare hardware laying around. Or if he is running it 
virtulized you could clone the vm easily and test it on a virtual 
network not connected to the rest.

But if you read Rashard's post correctly, he is afraid of yum 
automatically updating freeIPA and breaking it.

@ Rashard

You should not be letting yum update automatically but use Katello, Red 
Hat Network Satellite or Spacewalk to install updates.

Still I would like to know the same. Some other projects use version 
dependant repo's so you can choose to switch by changing repo, others 
put the version number in the package name.

Kind Regards,

Jorick Astrego

Netbulae B.V.

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