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Re: (ITS#5632) "overlay" directive listing in slapd.conf misleading
> Full_Name: Quanah Gibson-Mount
> Version: 2.4
> OS: NA
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (220.127.116.11)
> The "overlay" directive in slapd.conf is listed under "general database
> options", but it can in fact be global, depending on the overlay. At least the
> wording in slapd.conf for this directive should be updated to reflect that.
The majority of overlays don't work as globals. Since those that do are the
exception, it's probably better to just note these exceptions on the
individual slapo- manpages.
A lot more would need to be reworked to really describe things accurately;
there are in fact no global overlays at all. Just that some of them work when
attached to the frontendDB database. And the frontendDB was created after
overlays were first designed; the docs just haven't caught up to this fact yet.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/