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Re: (ITS#5134) dbconfig vs. DB_CONFIG

hyc@symas.com writes:
> Raphaël Ouazana-Sustowski wrote:

>> Thank you very much for the clarification.

>> Just for the records, it seems that Debian packages (and maybe others)
>> use dbconfig directives without warning users that they should not
>> modify these parameters here...

> Thanks for that bit of information, I was not aware of that. For the
> record, Debian packagers have never asked us whether what they're doing
> makes any bit of sense.

Well, that's not exactly true, given that I have in fact talked with
Quanah about this and he recommended setting everything in slapd.conf
instead of using a separate DB_CONFIG file, although the code in the
Debian package predates that.

Certainly there should be a comment explaining that changes there only
take effect if the DB_CONFIG file doesn't exist.  I'll file a bug against
the Debian package for whenever someone gets a chance to upload a new
version.  (I wish I had more time to work on this.)

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>