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Re: (ITS#4224) Incorrect return code from dyngroup/dynlist when checking membership of a non-existing DN?

On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 22:02 +0000, ando@sys-net.it wrote:
> I've found out that if I run a compare for "member:cn=Non-Existing" with either
> dyngroup or dynlist, I get noSuchObject (32) instead of FALSE.  The dynamic
> object correctly expands "memberURL" attributes into lists of "member"
> attributes, so the "member" attribute virtually exists, but the value doesn't,
> so backend_group() return noSuchObject, and this error is echoed in the result. 
> I think this is incorrect, because since "member" virtually exists, while  the
> asserted value is absent, the correct return code should be compareFalse.
> I'd fix the code this way in the overlays unless there are objections.

I think the "error" is in backend_group(), but I'd leave that as is, so
that the caller can get more detailed info on the reason the operation
failed; the caller should be in charge of mapping the result to
something more appropriate with respect to the protocol operation it's


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