Timo & Stephen, yes, but not when you have Recommends turned off, which is quite usual on servers in datacenter environments. So, I have a debootstrap / minimal installation for our servers. Recommends are turned off for apt-get/aptitude.
libdbus-1-3 gets installed, but only recommends the dbus package, which includes the dbus service for upstart, but freeipa-client/ipa-client- install has a call for service dbus start. dbus, will not be installed, when recommends are turned off, so all calls are failing and freeipa-client/ipa-client-install will just fail. Even certmonger needs the dbus service started, but when Recommends are turned off, even that will fail. So, eventually freeipa-client needs a direct binary dep for dbus (the package), or it needs to be changed from Recommends to Depends somewhere else. >From a packagers perspective, I understand that the dbus package itself is not >needed for libdbus-1-3 being installed. But for freeipa-client package it's a direct dependency, So, eventually we need to add this dep to sssd/certmonger or to freeipa-client ( i'm in favor of adding this dep to sssd & certmonger) I know that this configuration (Recommends being turned off) is not the default config for Ubuntu and Debian, but from a sysadmin perspective, Recommends are pulling in a lot of not needed packages, (Just think of open-vm-tools, with Recommends turned on, it will pull in a lot of X packages, you actually don't need on a server VM) that's why they are most of the time turned off. Regards, \sh -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of FreeIPA, which is subscribed to freeipa in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1025019 Title: dbus is not installed during freeipa-client installation on Ubuntu Server Status in “freeipa” package in Ubuntu: Incomplete Bug description: Dear Colleagues, the package 'dbus' is missing during package installation of freeipa-client package. Even when 'libdbus-1-3' is a binary dep of certmonger package, and libdbus-1-3 refers to the dbus package as recommended binary dep, it won't be installed by default. Without the dbus message, the execution of ipa-client-install will fail. We should make the dbus package as direct binary dep of freeipa-client package. Regards, \sh To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freeipa/+bug/1025019/+subscriptions _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~freeipa Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~freeipa More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp