On Wed, 02 Sep 2015, Prasun Gera wrote:
I have zero confidence in any of the install and uninstall scripts. And this is on RHEL systems. On unofficial ones like Ubuntu, things are even more broken. I really like freeipa, but so far even in a smallish lab environment, it has been a nightmare. I am really tempted to just go back to NIS. Does anyone have any ideas or proposals for making things more robust ? At the very least, I think that these sort of modifications to system files should only happen with package install/removal. Any changes that ipa's scripts do should be local to ipa's internal state. Better would be to have an internal ipa database sort of thing which keeps track of what the current state is so that even if a script dies, which has happened often, the next attempt reads the database and figures out what happened earlier.
File bugs with enough details. It is the only reliable way to fix any issues where environments differ. Install/uninstall scripts work for fresh installs in RHEL and Fedora because this is what is tested. If you have repurposed machines from some other setups, things might differ and only you know what is in your environment.
That's not bad or good, that's just different -- the more different environments we see, more robust code can be added. People are infinitely more clever than computers when it comes to configuration files' format mangling. I've seen multiple cases where a claim of 'ipa scripts broke my configuration' was later retracted saying that puppet or other SCM run afterwards did these changes. That just happen, if there are many elephants dancing in the room, a careful coordination is always a good idea. Coming back to your issues, please file bugs -- either upstream or downstream, via distributions, whatever way is more suitable to you. Contributing 'broken' config files would be good too. -- / Alexander Bokovoy -- Manage your subscription for the Freeipa-users mailing list: https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/freeipa-users Go to http://freeipa.org for more info on the project