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RE: slapd segfaults on SuSe SLES 8.0(powered by UnitedLinux 3.0) (ITS#3189)

> Hi Kurt,
> Finally got it up and running!..I wanted to thank you for taking the
> trouble to spend time and help me with this..You were right-there was a
> problem with the Berkley DB runtime configuration..
> SuSE 8.0 SLES packs a boatload of packages which all get installed in
> the default install scheme..These packages are sometimes old and
> obsolete..uninstalling them is a pain because you run into dependency
> hell-esp with packages like db4 which is used by a ton of packages..
> I found two ways of solving this problem..When installing SuSe itself we
> choose a minimal set of packages.this is after all an ENTERPRISE server
> platform,I don't need OpenOffice and a ton of KDE/GNOME
> packages:-))..this way we have a clean base system over which we can
> build and install our own packages..
> The other option involves messing around with ldconfig..this could be
> tricky sometimes for ex in situations where another application is using
> the older version of the shared libs..
> Anyway,I was able to get openldap 2.1.22 up and running along with
> Berkley db4.1.25..Would you recommend we add this information to the
> FAQ-O-Matic in case some other newbie faces the same problem?Can I add
> this to the FAQ anonymously??is it open to the public?

Honestly, I would recommend that you use at the very least
OpenLDAP 2.1.30 with Berkeley db 4.2.52 (with patches); to
solve your dependency problems, I would also suggest that you
statically link a specially built and separately installed
db4 into your OpenLDAP suite.


Pierangelo Masarati

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