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(ITS#7283) Usage of private headers make building out-of-tree extensions painful

Full_Name: Guillaume Rousse
Version: any
OS: Linux
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (

In order to build out of tree extensions, such as ppolicy external password
checker (http://ltb-project.org/wiki/documentation/openldap-ppolicy-check-password),
you need additional slapd headers, portable.h and slapd.h (and a bunch of
additional dependant ones), which are currently not installed, and thus
considered as private.

A request to ship those headers was refused by fedora package maintainer,
precisely for this reason:

The situation ought to be clarified, and some kind of solution found, as
maintaining a custom slapd build just to be able to benefit from this
extensability is largely overkill.