[Freeipa-devel] Client compatibility article

Martin Kosek mkosek at redhat.com
Fri Apr 18 11:29:01 UTC 2014

On 04/18/2014 10:52 AM, Petr Viktorin wrote:
> On 04/18/2014 10:33 AM, Martin Kosek wrote:
>> FYI - I saw numerous questions about "ipa" tool backward compatibility (the
>> most recent is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1089015), so I
>> created a section about it:
>> http://www.freeipa.org/page/Client#Compatibility
>> and added it to FAQ.
> Looking for the version in an internal module doesn't strike me as the best
> method. Especially if you have to add a warning to not change the file. (And
> changing it is just "discouraged"? Really?)

I specifically added the warning about changing it because this is what the
user in the Bugzilla did and I really want to discourage people doing that. If
you have better wording in mind, please feel free to improve :-)

> Should we add API version to the env, and recommend running `ipa env
> api_version` instead?

Maybe. It would also not hurt to have --version option so that:

# ipa --version

Prints you the package and the API version...


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