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Something strange on initial ldbm db creation with ldif2ldbm
I have been staring at the code and I just don't get it.
If the ldif file contains an initial blank line, the database is created without
errors. However, later accesses fail like this:
ldapsearch -R -s sub -b 'dc=stlinter,dc=net' 'objectclass=*'
ldap_search: No such object
A full trace of slapd shows that the error is detected in str2entry called from id2entry
because 'entry 1 has no dn'. If the initial empty line is deleted, everything is ok.
Feeding /dev/null to ldif2ldbm and adding manually the entries with ldapadd seems to
work OK, too.
I think ldif2ldbm (ldif2id2entry?) should either be more tolerant, and skip empty initial
lines, or enter full fascist mode and complain loudly.
Anyway, I think this may explain some of the latest complaints about this.
BTW, this was tested against HEAD on a Linux RedHat 5.2 platform and kernel 2.2.5 and