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Re: Adding an objectClass attribute doesn't work (ITS#2469)

The behavior you describe is not indicative of a bug but
expected behavior.  As such, this report will closed.


At 08:26 AM 4/25/2003, smurf@noris.de wrote:
>Full_Name: Matthias Urlichs
>Version: 2.1.17
>OS: Linux Debian
>URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>A "modify" request which adds a new structural objectclass to an object
>results in the error message "structural object class modification from 'person'
>to  'pilotPerson' not allowed".
>This is very unfortunate, because removing and re-adding that object with the
>additional object class works perfectly.
>Example: Given the folliwing LDIF file:
>dn: uid=smurf,ou=Urlichs,ou=People,dc=smurf,dc=noris,dc=de
>uid: smurf
>objectClass: person
>objectClass: posixAccount
>objectClass: top
>[ more attributes ]
>inserting the line
>objectClass: pilotPerson
>and feeding the file to ldapmodify results in the above error. Deleting and
>re-adding the identical object works.
>This is a major problem because remove-and-add leaves a window where the object
>is unavailable. It's even worse if the object in question is a subtree.