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Re: Bug#324296: ITP: ldapscripts -- Add and remove user and groups stored (using ldap)

On Aug 21, 2005 at 14:30, Pierre Habouzit praised the llamas by saying:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Pierre Habouzit <pierre.habouzit@m4x.org>
> * Package name    : ldapscripts
>   Version         : 1.2
>   Upstream Author : Ganaël LAPLANCHE <ganael.laplanche@martymac.com>
> * URL             : http://contribs.martymac.com/
> * License         : GPL
>   Description     : Add and remove user and groups stored (using ldap)
>   Ldapscripts are shell scripts that allow to manage POSIX accounts
> (users, groups, machines) on an LDAP directory.  They are similar to
> smbldap-tools but are written in shellscript, not in PERL.
That should be Perl. Thinking about it, why would the user care what
language it is written in.

>   They only require OpenLDAP client commands (ldapadd, ldapdelete,
> ldapsearch, ldapmodify, slappasswd) and make administrator's work a lot
> easier avoiding him to configure PERL and each library dependencies
> (e.g.  Net::LDAP).
Again Perl, but then should this paragraph really matter to a user?

>   These scripts are very simple to configure by not requiring any
> Samba-related information (SID, profiles, homes, ...) : management of
> Samba attributes is entirely done by standard commands (net, smbpasswd
> et pdbedit) used together with the scripts.  Moreover, most of the
> configuration is guessed from the one of libpam-ldap, and everything
> should work out from the box for most users.
>  The scripts may be used independently - within command lines - or
> automatically by Samba (like smbldap-tools), to handle POSIX information
> within accounts before adding Samba information.

David Pashley
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.

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