Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 578886
Review Request: likewise-open - Join to Active Directory and securely authenticate users.
Last modified: 2013-10-19 10:42:52 EDT
Spec URL: Need hosting space
SRPM URL: Need hosting space
Description: This is my first package and I'll need a sponser -- I have an account (ssalley) at fedorapeople.org but don't seem to have upload rights.
likewise-open joins Unix, Linux, and Mac machines to Microsoft Active Directory and securely authenticates users.
This package is intended for Fedora 12.
This is the first version to support SELinux -- we've previously asked users to disable SELinux. We now have a policy in Fedora 12 and Fedora 13 and apply contexts to home directories when they are created.
The build system Likewise uses is quite ugly (I'm a Likewise employee) as we support many different versions of Unix and have to sometimes create 'fat' packages to support 32/64-bit components in one package. I've done my best to shoehorn this into the RPM build system and to package the results in standard way.
The source code comes from a git repository (git://git.likewiseopen.org/likewise-open.git) mirrored off of a (internal to Likewise) Subversion repository. This release corresponds to revision 42111 in the subversion system (subversion revisions are visible in the git repository).
Patches are applied and are mostly related to positioning files for the FHS as we generally drop things in /opt/likewise. I have a patch for supporting SELinux that has not yet been integrated upstream.
Components from OpenLDAP and Kerberos are also included as private components (/usr/lib/likewise-open). We regularly submit patches to these projects, but it can take a while for them to get accepted (I believe the changes we need are already in the packages for Fedora 13).
*** Bug 488618 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'm somewhat surprised that likewise.com doesn't have any web space at all that you could use to put up a couple of packages. If that's really the case, let me know and I'll get you set up with something.
You might also take a look at the older ticket, which was closed because the submitter, also seemingly an employee of likewise) failed to respond to review commentary. Perhaps there are some relevant comments there.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I'm somewhat surprised that likewise.com doesn't have any web space at all that
> you could use to put up a couple of packages. If that's really the case, let
> me know and I'll get you set up with something.
> You might also take a look at the older ticket, which was closed because the
> submitter, also seemingly an employee of likewise) failed to respond to review
> commentary. Perhaps there are some relevant comments there.
Actually, there is a dedicated site from Likewise folks:
Spec URL: http://archives.likewiseopen.org/~ssalley/likewise-open.spec
SRPM URL: http://archives.likewiseopen.org/~ssalley/likewise-open-184.108.40.206111-1.fc12.src.rpm
I wasn't aware of archives.likewise.com and our IT manager had forgotten about it (it is run by another employee).
I also wasn't aware of the older ticket; I've reviewed the comments there and tried to make this a decent package.
I've also removed the OpenLDAP and Kerberos components from this package.
Spec URL: http://archives.likewiseopen.org/~ssalley/Fedora/12/likewise-open.spec
I've done a koji scratch build for fedora 12 without problem.
rpmlint reports invalid-url for Source0: I used just a tar ball with an explanation as to how to generate the tar ball.
is there any status on this package being accepted into Fedora? If not i would like to build this package and get it accepted into Fedora
The package needs a review, which so far has not been done.
likewise-open currently includes its own copy of Kerberos/OpenLDAP which would block acceptance of this package. We can function without our own copy of Kerberos, though Windows 2000 AD support gets dropped. We have several vital changes we made to OpenLDAP and when we talked with the OpenLDAP people, they did not want the patches we proposed and had some suggestions involving Cyrus SASL plugins. Likewise is currently implementing such a plugin and I believe the principal developer has it working on her machine. After this is working across our build process, we should have a package acceptable for inclusion (fingers crossed).
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likewise-open is not ready for inclusion in Fedora at this time. Will try again in the future.