On 02/21/2018 03:39 PM, Rob Crittenden via FreeIPA-devel wrote:
>> - install client
>> a) if we replace rpm dependancy on authconfig with aushselect we can
>> go only this way: new installations done with authselect. if --no-sssd
>> option is provided, then fail.
> --no-sssd option is already deprecated and should not be used, you don't
> have to think about that scenario. You can therefore go the a) way and
> remove the option as a whole so that you can be sure it won't fiddle
> with new installations.
I can't seem to find anywhere that this deprecation was announced or
discussed other than the ticket and commit,
Did anyone ask users, or anyone, if they use this option?
In any case it isn't even clear that the option *is* deprecated. It just
doesn't show as an option to ipa-client -install (hiding is not
IMHO to properly deprecate something it should yell loudly whenever
invoked with a dire warning that it will disappear in the future.
This mostly seems as a review feedback that could have come in
but did not. But it does not change anything on the fact that the option
There is also no man page mention of deprecation, in fact the option
So even if the deprecation is fine and considered, removing the option
completely has had no visible discussion.
Let's discuss it then. From Fedora/RHEL point of view, I do not see big
value in spending much time in maintaining, supporting or developing
non-SSSD scenarios. Fedora itself does not support these scenarios any
more, after the authselect Fedora change. These very corner cases are
left for manual administrator configuration.
The non-SSSD work and code should be left to FreeIPA platform code, for
platforms that do not use or want to use SSSD.