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Re: (ITS#7118) [PATCH] Improve SASL plugin handling

On Monday 02 January 2012 19:22:28 masarati@aero.polimi.it wrote:

> I note that Cyrus SASL already provides built-in ways to select what
> plugins must be loaded (e.g. auxprop_plugin, although I'm not an expert of
> Cyrus SASL configuration, so I suggest you carefully read the
> documentation).
> p.

You are probably referring to this paragraph (quotation from
'cyrus-sasl-2.1.25/doc/options.html'), regarding the
use of the ldapdb plugin:

> This plugin is not for use with slapd itself. When OpenLDAP is built with
> SASL support, slapd uses its own internal auxprop and canonuser module. By
> default, without configuring anything else, slapd will fail to load the
> ldapdb module when it's present. This is as it should be. If you don't like
> the "auxpropfunc: error -7" message that is sent to syslog by slapd, you can
> stop it by creating /usr/lib/sasl2/slapd.conf with: 
> auxprop_plugin: slapd
> which will force the SASL library to ignore all other auxprop modules.

When I was debugging the problem I described, I found that the measure
described above did not stop ldapdb from being loaded. It only seems to
avoid _use_ of the ldapdb plugin, which is still loaded along with all
other plugins present, and that was what caused the problem.

Now, if ldapdb is incompatible with slapd at a fundamental level, and
causes problems when loaded, I think not to load it is the right thing
to do, and this is what my patch does.