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Re: slaptest-ldif -l <ldif> tool or slapadd option
Hallvard Breien Furuseth wrote:
I'd like a slap tool which verifies an LDIF before I try to ldapadd/slapadd it.
"slapadd -u -o value-check=yes" is fairly close. What does it fail to catch?
I can think of:
- Duplicate entries.
Quite an unrealistic requirement. You need to store the set of entryDNs to achieve this, and for a large LDIF you may need an actual database to manage this. Might as well just do a normal slapadd.
- Missing entries (if the initial DB is expected to be empty).
- Child entries before parents (OK for slapadd to at least back-<bdb,hdb,mdb>).
- Issues which the tool can only catch if it opens the database, like attempts
to add already-existing entries. I probably don't want to do that.
- Issues which overlays like slapo-unique would reject. Can't do that,
since the overlay won't have a non-empty DB to check against and slap
tools do not use overlays anyway. Might special-case "unique" though,
since the "duplicate entries" check will need uniqueness code anyway.
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