#4290 ipa-client-automount fails with "This client is incompatible" when registered with an older IPA server
Closed: Fixed None Opened 6 years ago by mkosek.

Ticket was cloned from Red Hat Bugzilla (product Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6): Bug 1082590

Description of problem:
The ipa-client on a RHEL6.5 server fails to enable autofs when the IPA server
is (slightly) older (i.e. RHEL6.4).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install and configure IPA server on RHEL6.4
2. install and configure IPA client on RHEL6.5 with: ipa-client-install
3. try to enable autofs with: ipa-client-automount

Actual results:
# ipa-client-automount
Searching for IPA server...
IPA server: [u'ipa.example.com']
Location: default
This client is incompatible: 2.49 client incompatible with 2.46 server at

Expected results:
# ipa-client-automount
Searching for IPA server...
IPA server: ipa.example.com
Location: default
Continue to configure the system with these values? [no]: yes
Configured /etc/nsswitch.conf
Configured /etc/sysconfig/nfs
Configured /etc/idmapd.conf
Started rpcidmapd
Started rpcgssd
Restarting sssd, waiting for it to become available.
Started autofs

Additional info:
Configuring the basis of ipa-client on RHEL6.5 against a RHEL6.4 IPA server
works ok.
This is not a technical issue of autofs or SSSD since it will work when
configured manually. Even more, a 6.4 client updated to 6.5 will continue to
work as well.

Patch freeipa-mkosek-468-make-ipa-client-automount-backwards-compatible.patch sent for review


  • 66fb4d5 Make ipa-client-automount backwards compatible


  • ee2fac9 Make ipa-client-automount backwards compatible

Metadata Update from @mkosek:
- Issue assigned to mkosek
- Issue set to the milestone: FreeIPA 3.3.6 (bug fixing)

3 years ago

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