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Re: slapadd -u (dryrun) option does write database
Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
`slapadd -u ldif.file' opens database files for writing (be_entry_open,
be_entry_close) and updates its NEXTID file (be_sync). So we can't just
test an LDIF file with `slapadd -u' before creating a diff against an
LDIF from the current database and feeding that to ldapmodify. We have
to make a slapd.conf copy with a dummy database directory first.
Looks like a bug to me, but it's deliberate according to the CVS log.
servers/slapd/tools/Attic/slapadd.c rev 1.40, Jan 28 2002, by ando:
Check the ldif file without actually creating the db (but inits the
files; maybe I should trim this also). Useful to check LARGE ldif
files which will require TONS on indices without failing at the very
last entry for a silly typo after 45 min. or more :)
I was not aware of this drawback; anyway, this is intended because (at least
at that time) there was no way slapadd could be easily hacked to operate
without an underlying DB. I'll rework that, and I suggest that in the
meanwhile this option be disabled. I'll commit a fix in a while.
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