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Re: Bad assertion in getdn.c for libldap (ITS#2338)

--On Friday, February 28, 2003 16:36:37 +0100 Pierangelo Masarati 
<ando@sys-net.it> wrote:

>> Full_Name: Quanah Gibson-Mount
>> Version: 2.1.13
>> OS: Solaris
>> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> Hello,
>> In evaluating a script that had run fine when using Net::LDAPapi
>> compiled against the old Netscape libraries with Symas' Net::LDAPapi &
>> OpenLDAP libraries from 2.1.13, I found that it now fails due to a
>> failed assertion in getdn.c for libldap at line 93.
>> The script simply makes an anonymous bind to our Netscape directory
>> servers & does a query on the cn=monitor piece.  It gets as far as
>> performing the search before returning the error:
>> perl ldap.monitor directory1.stanford.edu
>> getdn.c:93: failed assertion `ld != NULL'
>> Abort
> the assert is in
> int ldap_get_dn(LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *entry)
> which must be called with a valid ld (e.g. pointing
> at the connection that returned entry); apparently
> this is not happening, so your client may be hosed.
> From IETF draft "C LDAP Application Program Interface":
> ldap_get_dn() will return NULL if there is some error parsing the dn,
> setting error parameters in the session handle ld to indicate the error.
> It returns a pointer to newly allocated space that the caller SHOULD
> free by calling ldap_memfree() when it is no longer in use.  Note the
> format of the DNs returned is given by [5].  The root DN is returned as
> a zero length string ("").
> Apparently, since the function must be able to set the error
> parameters in the session handle, if required, then ld must be
> valid.

A) My client isn't hosed, it is up and working just fine.

B) I will emphasize again, this script works just fine as long as I do not 
use the openldap libraries.  I don't see any reason in the script at this 
time for the assertion to be coming back as NULL.  I will re-evaulate with 
Symas however, to verify it is not the Net::LDAPapi module.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
Senior Systems Administrator
ITSS/TSS/Computing Systems
Stanford University