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Re: At wit's end.

A pointer from me;

I got similar error when I setup my Openldap server recently, and the
solution is as follows:

Look at the format of the LDIF file that you use, whether it is like the one
below (simple entry):

  dn: ou=access,o=company,c=US
  objectclass: top
  objectclass: organizationalUnit
  ou: access

Apparently, some commands that produces LDIF file, i.e. ldbmcat or
ldapsearch -L from some other implementation of U Mich LDAP produces LDIF
entries without the "dn:" operative, thus the first line would read like


as was in my case. The entry loaded OK in my case, but search would return
the same error as in yours. Eventually I got a new LDIF with the right
format, loaded it, restarted the daemon, and the thing works. I'm not too
familiar with the techical details as to which version of LDAP server
created or need this other format, maybe someone can help?

But check your LDIF file and see if this is the case.

Hope this helps,


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Beker <jbeker@3gi.com>
To: openldap-stable@openldap.org <openldap-stable@openldap.org>
Date: Thursday, December 10, 1998 3:20 PM
Subject: At wit's end.

>Hello All,
> I have looked for similar posts in the archives, but I have not
>found anything, so please forgive me if this an oft answered post.  It will
>also be a bit lengthy as I try to describe the steps I have taken to get
>this working.  The basic problem is that no matter what entries I add to
>the server, ldapsearch always returns "ldap_search: No such object." Here
>is my configuration.
> My goal is just to test a basic ldap server.  I am running on the
>following configuration
> -RedHat Linux (kernel upgraded to 2.1.129)
> -OpenLDAP release (downloaded 12/17/98)
> -I have compiled it with both GDBM and Berkley DB support and the
>problems are identical.
> With both databases it compiles and installs just fine.
> Here is my slapd.conf:
>include         /usr/local/etc/ldap/slapd.at.conf
>include         /usr/local/etc/ldap/slapd.oc.conf
>schemacheck     off
>database        ldbm
>suffix          "o=3GI, c=US"
>directory       /usr/local/ldap
>rootdn          "cn=root, o=3GI, c=US"
>rootpw          <password>
>I modified the LDIF file given in the SLAPD users manual to have my
>organization and my entries in them (I can attach that later if it will
>help).  I inserted this into the server using the folllowing command:
>> ldapadd -D "cn=root, o=3GI, c=US" -w <password> -f newldap
>This command says it succeeds.  I have slapd running in heavy debug mode,
>so I see lots of entries go by on the console.  It looks like something is
>going on.
>Now the problem.  As described in the manual, I execute the following
>command to get a dump of all the entries in the server.
>> ldapsearch 'objectclass=*'
>This returns:
>ldap_search: No such object
>WHY?  This is driving me crazy.  I have tried other variations of
>ldapsearch, but nothing ever works (except the one that gathers internal
>statistics of the server).
>I would appreciate any help that anyone could give.  The manual seems to
>indicate this should be very simple and doesn't describe why this might
>Thanks for any help you can shed on this matter.
>Jeremy Beker                            http://www.wolfstar.com/~gothmog/
>"Saying Windows 95 is equal to Macintosh is like finding a potato that
>looks like Jesus and believing you've witnessed the second coming."
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