Re: Can a package modify slapd.conf in its maintainer script?
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:18:23PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:58:51PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 06:07:14PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > > On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 12:35:30PM -0300, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > > It is possible; I'm currently awaiting feedback from the OpenLDAP
> > > > comaintainers before we enable it.
> > > You know that parts of the config settings are only supported in the
> > > legacy-format?
> > I've been told that there are certain (uncommon) backends that aren't
> > supported by cn=config, and I'm not surprised to learn that there are some
> > overlays that are unsupported as well. Do you have a list of these that are
> > of concern to you?
> Not currently. I read it somewhere but as the documentation how to
> configure them via cn=config is completely missing it is not easy to
> find it again. Can you please first fill the gaps in the documentation
> before forcing something underdocumented to everybody?
Well, the decision's been made on the maintainer team to table the cn=config
conversion for lenny (which is the obvious choice given where we are in the
freeze), so we have more time now for this to be sorted upstream before it's
> > AFAIK the components that have not yet been ported to cn=config are those of
> > marginal interest, and I don't think they should block us from moving to
> > only support cn=config in the package; users who prefer to stick with
> > slapd.conf will be able to switch back after upgrade, at the expense of not
> > getting automatic config upgrades from the package anymore.
> So you convert it forth, break it during the step.
I'm told that the slapd.conf method is eventually going away upstream, so
it's just a matter of time anyway.
> Some other questions. The cn=config tree is located in
> /etc/ldap/config.d. What happens if I modify that while the daemon is
> running with an editor?
> What happens if I modify it with an editor and per LDAP at the same time?
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