[Freeipa-devel] new developer; development environment

Petr Spacek pspacek at redhat.com
Wed Apr 30 07:57:27 UTC 2014

On 30.4.2014 09:12, Martin Kosek wrote:
> On 04/30/2014 08:21 AM, 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.
>> 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?
>> Or if it is more common to simply develop on one's workstation
>> directly, do you have any tips to doing this sanely?  freeipa seemed
>> find to build but the pki build seems to want root, which scares me
>> a little... but perhaps I am just Doing It Wrong.
>> Thanks in advance for any advice, and I look forward to getting to
>> you know you all.
>> Cheers,
>> Fraser
> Welcome Fraser!
> I can share with you my workflow. I also do everything on VMs in our RHEV-M lab.
> In basic scenarios, you will be OK with just one Fedora or RHEL VM where you
> build and install all packages built from git (make rpms). Then you simply add
> more VMs when dealing with replication, clients, ...
> We tried to capture all the basic information on this page:
> http://www.freeipa.org/page/Contribute/Code
> and the linked pages. You now also have an unique opportunity to see that these
> pages are helpful to new developers and potentially help and improve them :)

Yes! Freeipa.org wiki accepts ordinary Fedora Accounts so please correct any 
mistakes/outdated information you encounter during your journey.

Thank you very much!

Petr^2 Spacek

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