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(ITS#6769) Slapd fails to start when olcDbURI attribute is used

Full_Name: Jaap Winius
Version: 2.4.23-7
OS: Debian squeeze
Submission from: (NULL) (2001:888:10:d5f::2)

When attempting configuring slapd as a consumer with proxy authorization, it
refuses to start up after the olcDbURI attribute is added to the
olcDatabase=ldap entry:


slapd-chain: first underlying database
"olcDatabase={0}ldap,olcOverlay={0}chain,olcDatabase={1}hdb,cn=config" cannot
contain attribute "olcDbURI". config error processing

slapcat: bad configuration file!


This situation occurs with both the SIMPLE and SASL-GSSAPI bind configurations
that I've tested.

The solution is to apply this patch:


For background, see also this thread:


As you can see, the issue has been known for some time, but I don't know if a
bug report has been submitted for it yet, so I thought this would do no harm.