On Tue, 18 Feb 2014, John Stein wrote:
Thank you for the fast response.

Some point i would like to understand better:

1) I understand there is a Big dependencies issue, that's why i want to
know if there is a repository that can satisfy those dependencies.
There is no repository for that.

2) Are there core issues (like Kernel version) that can't be resolved for
RHEL 6.x.?
I've mentioned them below already. The code we need from the kernel is in 

You can read release pages to see additions in each of major releases after 3.0:

Practically, 3.1 introduced dogtag10 dependency, 3.2 -- new 389-ds, MIT 
and Samba versions, and hard require on systemd,  3.3 -- new slapi-nis version 
and SSSD.

3) What is the newest version that i can run on RHEL 6.x without losing my
The version you already have in RHEL 6.5, 3.0, is the last one that can
be used on RHEL 6.x for sure.

4) Will it be easier to Install IPA 3.3 on RHEL 7 (beta)?
IPA 3.3 is part of RHEL 7.0 beta already.

Thanks again,
On Feb 17, 2014 10:12 PM, "Alexander Bokovoy" <aboko...@redhat.com> wrote:

On Mon, 17 Feb 2014, John Stein wrote:

Hi all.
The newest IPA version that exists in the RHN repository is 3.0.0-37. I
would like to install IPA version greater then 3.0 on RHEL 6.x.
How would you recommend installing newer versions? Using Fedora
EPEL or just download the tarball and build it?

RHEL 6.x lacks many of the dependencies required for IPA 3.3. Newer
MIT Kerberos (with API and ABI change for KDC database driver and many
other changes required for trusts and two-factor authentication), newer
Dogtag which relies on several dozens of Java packages and newer tomcat,
systemd (we use socket activation and tmpfiles.d a lot), newer SSSD.
Kerberos ccache stored in the kernel space (KEYRING ccache type)
requires changes at kernel level which are also needed for kerberized
NFSv4 for trusts as AD users have large Kerebros tickets when they are
members of many groups and so on.

There are many dependencies and not all of them could be satisfied
through a simple recompile.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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