[Freeipa-devel] Client compatibility article

Petr Viktorin pviktori at redhat.com
Fri Apr 18 11:40:49 UTC 2014

On 04/18/2014 01:29 PM, Martin Kosek wrote:
> 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 :-)

I'd rather not mention it at all; saying "here is a stupid thing you 
really shouldn't do" will just make people do it.

>> 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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