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



On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 10:29:44AM +0100, David Pashley wrote:
> 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.
> 
Because the "user" is (99% chance) an admin.

> >   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?
> 
Because the "user" may not want extraneous or extra Perl modules
installed on his system.  If you are building a production box, you may
want to know.

> >   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.
> > 

-Roberto

-- 
Roberto C. Sanchez
http://familiasanchez.net/~roberto

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