Bug#624768: RM: libnss-db/2.2.3pre1-3.1
On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 14:30:13 +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> One alternative would be to adopt the package both in debian and as a
> upstream (or convince (e)glibc people to pick it up) and care about it
> if it's important for Debian.
> I don't know the Debian infrastructure enough to be able to answer the
> question, but wouldn't libnss-ldap do the job - DD accounts are stored
> in LDAP, aren't they?
AIUI libnss-ldap means if your connection to the ldap server goes down
temporarily for some reason you're locked out until it comes back. That
seems bad for a setup like debian's which is heavily distributed. So
currently the account data is synchronized with ud-replicate and cron,
and imported into bdb files for libnss-db use.