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Re: portable.h contents in back-monitor (Was: [Fwd: commit: ldap/servers/slapd/back-monitor...)

At 12:05 PM 1/12/2006, Howard Chu wrote:
>That sounds OK. Currently back-monitor exposes the slapd version string;

a trimmed version.  I find slapd -V more helpful as it says
who build slapd and from where.

>we should add whatever version strings are available for any other libraries we know about (OpenSSL and SASL come to mind as frontend libraries).

It would be nice to publish both the header and library version
information, where available.

>The database backends (bdb/hdb, ldbm) should register a version string for their underlying database library, and modules in general should register a module version string.
>I'm reluctant to put exhaustive build environment info into back-monitor. Lots of that information can be easily determined after the fact with common tools like nm, strings, ldd, etc., so it doesn't seem worth the effort to capture that info explicitly.

I concur.