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Re: (ITS#6194) Patch - Enhancement - provide LDIF support as libldif
- To: openldap-its@OpenLDAP.org
- Subject: Re: (ITS#6194) Patch - Enhancement - provide LDIF support as libldif
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 03:44:01 GMT
- Auto-submitted: auto-generated (OpenLDAP-ITS)
> The ldif code does not currently have knowledge of any of the higher
> level LDAP data types such as LDAPMod or LDAPControl - some of the
> proposals would have the ldif API return these objects - Do we really
> want to introduce this higher level knowledge into the relatively low
> level libldif, along with the dependency on libldap? I think in order
> to do this properly, we would have to introduce a new LDAP API e.g.
> ldap_mods_from_ldif(const char *ldifstr, LDAPMod***, LDAPControl***) or
> something like that - something that would parse the given ldif record
> into those higher level data types.
Should have mentioned this sooner; this ITS needs to be merged with ITS#4033.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/