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Quick Start Guide (conf note on directory) (ITS#549)

Full_Name: Cove Schneider
Version: 1.2.10
OS: FreeBSD-2.8.x
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (

When the directory specified in slapd.conf doesn't exist (in my case /usr/tmp),

slapd will fail (all?) operations with an "Operations error"; leaving the new
to simply scratch her head in wonder as to what  the problem could be (ie. LDIF

syntax, permissions, who knows what). Apawn further invesitgation, figuring out
the debugging bit-masks are in ldap.h, restarting the server with debugging
turned on, it's then obvious what's wrong -- the directory doesn't exist. Though
perhaps some note about that in the Quick Start docs wouldn't be a bad idea, I
sure could have
saved some head scracting time at least. That or perhaps chainging the default
directory to /var/tmp or /tmp(?), since they are more commonly assumed to exist
by other applications than /usr/tmp these days.