[Freeipa-devel] new developer; development environment

Alexander Bokovoy abokovoy at redhat.com
Wed Apr 30 06:34:10 UTC 2014

On Wed, 30 Apr 2014, Fraser Tweedale wrote:
>Hi all,
>Fraser Tweedale, brand new Red Hatter, working in the Brisbane
>office on FreeIPA/Dogtag, and needing the wisdom of seasoned IPA
>developers on how best to set things up.
Welcome Fraser!

>In particular, is it common to be developing in VMs, and if so, do
>the various components (DS, Dogtag, IPA etc) under (or involved in)
>development reside on the same host?  Are there any developer images
>that are ready to roll?
Almost everyone is developing in VMs these days.

The way IPA is installed, all components comprising a single master run
on the same host.

You can simply start by kicking off a VM based on Fedora 20 ISOs and
then either do 'yum install freeipa-server' in the VM or select FreeIPA
server target in graphical UI in anaconda installer.

Regarding development profile, look at BUILD.txt in freeipa git repo, it
has a recipe to install required development packages.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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