[Freeipa-devel] Client compatibility article

Rob Crittenden rcritten at redhat.com
Mon Apr 21 13:02:56 UTC 2014

Martin Kosek wrote:
> On 04/18/2014 01:40 PM, Petr Viktorin wrote:
>> 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.
> Umm, ok, makes sense :) I removed the warning.

As another data pint, ipa ping will show the server version:

# rpm -q freeipa-client

# ipa ping
IPA server version 3.0.0. API version 2.49

# ipa user-show admin
ipa: ERROR: 2.81 client incompatible with 2.49 server at ...


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