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(ITS#7417) Why is there no schema add utility?

Full_Name: David Reagan
Version: 2.4
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (

Why is there no simple way to add new schema's to cn=Config? As in, something
like "slapadd --schema newschema.schema".

The best explanation I found on how to add a new schema is
http://www.zytrax.com/books/ldap/ch6/slapd-config.html#use-schemas. You have to
create a conf file, a new directory, run a command, edit a file, and then run
another command. That's a lot of places where user error could break things. 

So, is there a utility in the works, or are there other reasons this would be a
bad idea? I'm curious.

I did search Google, the tickets, and the mailing lists. But either there isn't
anything there, or my search terms were bad. If this has already be discussed, I
apologize for bringing it up again, and would appreciate a link to the