[Freeipa-users] No result when trying to integrate a FreeBSD client with the FreeIPA server

Орхан Касумов orkhan-azeri at mail.ru
Thu Oct 23 10:12:47 UTC 2014

And even if talking about installation of the necessary software and not about the configuration, then why this?

" The commands to enable the custom repository and install the required packages on a FreeBSD host appear below.
Note that these are  Bourne  shell commands; this script will not work in the FreeBSD default shell  csh . "

After having baked ONE SET OF DEFAULTS into a custom package (to make our lives easier), you leave readers to mess with ANOTHER SET OF DEFAULTS, i.e. to change FreeBSD's shells?
Aren't there some discrepancies? It may be simple / useful / interesting to change shells, but why not make a self-sufficient article?
Please update your article to provide a full picture of what a user should do to install all necessary software, and also which parts should be installed from your repo, and which parts should be installed from ports (+ the correct order).
You've already done a lot of work, but with this refinement your help will be even more valuable.
I'm not asking for myself personally (I've already accomplished all necessary tasks) - just IMHO everyone writing instructions, tutorials and HowTos for the *nix world should stick to the rule: articles should be self-sufficient.
I.e. if they rely on techniques not detailed in them, they should at least include links to other WORKING articles to ensure that a reader will be able to COMPLETE a task.
Thanks for your contribution, Fraser.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:58:33 +0200 от Lukas Slebodnik <lslebodn at redhat.com>:
>On (23/10/14 11:27), Outback Dingo wrote:
>>On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM, Fraser Tweedale < ftweedal at redhat.com >
>>> On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 03:23:56PM +0200, Lukas Slebodnik wrote:
>>> > On (22/10/14 17:10), Fraser Tweedale wrote:
>>> > >Further to my earlier email, I have written a blog post about all
>>> > >these matters, with a particular focus on the custom package repo.
>>> > >
>>> > >I will update it tomorrow with a bit more about the package
>>> > >"flavours" topic.  For now, all the details for enabling and using
>>> > >the custom repo are in the post.  Check it out and let me know if
>>> > >you spot any issues.
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>>  http://blog-ftweedal.rhcloud.com/2014/10/configuring-freebsd-as-a-freeipa-client/
>>> > >
>>> > The disadvantage of this approach is that users need to rely on updating
>>> > of non standard repo.  https://frase.id.au/pkg/${ABI}_FreeIPA
>>> >
>>> > In my opinion, it's better to write howto (script) which will configure
>>> all
>>> > necessary ports/files and portmaster will take care of updating ports.
>>> >  https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/ports-using.html#portmaster
>>> >
>>> > LS
>>> Each has its advantages and disadvantages; people can choose what
>>> works for them.  Hopefully - not too far in the future - people
>>> won't have to choose, when binary package "flavours" are
>>> implemented.  When that happens, a small effort will be needed to
>>> define the FreeIPA flavour and ensure it gets included in the
>>> official package repos.
>Fraser you missed one main point of this thread. The most problematic was
>to *configure* all files and not install sssd. I don't want to say that
>installing is super easy, but configuration is much more complicated.
>>Actually I would be inclined to assist with a ports build, so it could be
>>done correctly from the ports tree
>>and work towards having it adopted into mainline.
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