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Re: (ITS#4220) slaptest -F -f reports success even when used with unsupported backends & overlays

quanah@stanford.edu wrote:
> Full_Name: Quanah Gibson-Mount
> Version: HEAD
> OS: Solaris 8
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> My recent experiences with trying to get replicated cn=config to work show that
> when using slaptest (or other slap tools) to convert a .conf file over to a
> cn=config database it will report success even when given backends and overlays
> that have no cn=config support.  This can (and has) result in many hours of
> peoples time trying to debug the behavior in backends that results from this.
> I think it would be much more accurate for slaptest to throw an error when
> presented with unsupported backends/overlays until they can be brought up to
> snuff.

I've added warnings for these cases to HEAD. Since there are benign 
cases like back-monitor, an actual failure would be too limiting.

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