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Re: (ITS#4147) Additional Info no longer printed

richton@nbcs.rutgers.edu wrote:
> Full_Name: Aaron Richton
> Version: RE23
> OS: Solaris 9
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Error messages used to be of the flavor (this is copied from a 2.2 ITS):
> Result: Internal (implementation specific) error (80)
> Additional info: password hash failed
> Now they look like:
> ldap_bind: Server is unwilling to perform
> "Additional info" is very useful. For instance, the above could be
> ldap_bind: Server is unwilling to perform (53)
> Additional info: unauthenticated bind (DN with no password) disallowed
> Unless there was a good reason why this was taken out, I can't see how the
> shortened error messages obey the principle of least surprise.
Are those real examples of the changes? The framework for returning 
error message text hasn't changed. Whether a particular operation 
includes additional text or not may have changed, but you'll have to 
enumerate exactly what you have a problem with on a case by case basis.

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