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Re: (ITS#5134) dbconfig vs. DB_CONFIG

hyc@symas.com wrote:

>> Reading the man page, I thought that the directives don't modify
>> DB_CONFIG, but were applied at slapd's startup.
> For slapd.conf, the directives can only take effect after they are written to 
> DB_CONFIG. They will only be written to DB_CONFIG at startup time, and only if 
> no such file already existed.
> The main reason this directive was added was for the benefit of cn=config. 
> Using it in slapd.conf is rather pointless. Once you start managing slapd 
> through cn=config, you are expected to stop editing DB_CONFIG manually.

I didn't mention that the whole discussion started because Debian seems
to ship with both a default DB_CONFIG installed in the database
directory, and the very same directives echoed in slapd.conf.  People
find the dbconfig directives, modify them and complain because they
don't take effect.  And, I couldn't disambiguate the man page because I
didn't find it clear enough about this point.


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