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slurpd and alias support: mutually exclusive? (ITS#60)

Full_Name: Larry Bartz
Version: 1.2beta
OS: Linux 2.0.35 (Redhat 5.1)
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (

If I understand it correctly (correct me if I don't), as OpenLDAP
stands now (1.2beta):

If I'm using Sleepycat DB2.x and I want to support alias dereferencing,
I must compile my OpenLDAP and Sleepycat without threads.

If I want to support slurpd, I must compile OpenLDAP and Sleepycat with

My OpenLDAP implementation may support either alias dereferencing or
slurpd, but not both.

Am I correct?

Is there a workaround?

Can we expect a resolution of this conflict in 1.2.x? in 2.x?