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(ITS#5355) back-meta calls back-ldap directly

Full_Name: Russ Allbery
Version: 2.4.7
OS: Debian GNU/Linux
Submission from: (NULL) (

back-meta currently makes direct calls to back-ldap.  The specific way in which
this caused problems is that Debian uses a patched libltdl (to deal with other
problems unrelated to OpenLDAP) across the whole distribution which does not
open modules with the RTDL_GLOBAL flag and hence doesn't populate all functions
into the global namespace.  However, my understanding is that regardless of the
merits of that particular decision, the current linkage between back-meta and
back-ldap is against OpenLDAP's module policy and it's something that you would
want to correct.