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Re: Non-existent syntax referenced (ITS#2029)

At 04:53 AM 2002-08-18, michael@stroeder.com wrote:
>Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
> > At 04:04 AM 2002-08-17, michael@stroeder.com wrote:
> >
> >>The following attribute type declaration references a
> >>non-existent syntax OID:
> >>
> >>( NAME 'teletexTerminalIdentifier' DESC 'RFC2256:
> >>Teletex Terminal
> >>Identifier' SYNTAX )
> >
>> slapd(8) doesn't publish syntaxes it doesn't support.
>But the schema is incomplete if non-existent syntaxes are referenced.

You shouldn't expect schema to be complete.

>There are several options:
>- drop attribute type 'teletexTerminalIdentifier' completely from
>   OpenLDAP schema files

Which is referenced, I'm sure, by something.

>- define another syntax supported by OpenLDAP for
>   'teletexTerminalIdentifier' if appropriate

That wouldn't be appropriate.

>- add support for the syntax

Feel free to submit a patch.

>Otherwise schema-aware clients have really a hard time to get it 

Getting it right requires schema aware clients to deal
with incomplete schema.