On Fri, 2007-12-21 at 13:06 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote: > The Debian packaging of OpenLDAP has been carrying around the attached > patch for many years now, and I'd really like to make it go away. Adding > new functions to the exposed ABI of a library is really not kosher. > > However, it looks like Evolution really does use this patch for its > Exchange addressbook feature, it falls back on doing simple binds with > passwords without it, and it is apparently still a recommended patch. I'm > attaching the patch as shipped with the evolution-exchange package, > although the code that actually uses it is now in evolution-data-server. > > What should we do with this? Is what Evolution wants to do just broken? > Obsolete in some way? Is there some other API that they could now use? > I'm happy to file bugs against the corresponding Debian packages so that > we can get rid of this patch, but I don't know what to tell them and don't > even entirely understand what they're trying to accomplish. Given that Samba3 has done this with native OpenLDAP for ages, I really never understood what they were trying to do. I checked out the code once, in the hope of giving them a patch to fix it up, but never got there. I think I never quite got over them using their own hand-spun NTLM... Andrew Bartlett -- Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/ Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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