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Re: schema problems - remoteSource?

At 03:21 PM 10/9/00 +0000, Joseph Hoot wrote:
>Ok, I see.  So it is common for people trying to implement an LDAP server to
>create their own schemas?

When they cannot find what want in commonly available schemas, yes.

OpenLDAP provides schema definitions not only for Standard Track
schemas, but many others which have published, mature specifications
(such as inetOrgPerson).  Necessity requires we provide some
'work in progress' schema (such as referral).

>If so, that's fine and I will be off to try to
>create some schemas.  If I can get away with reusing someone elses schemas,
>however, I would rather not reinvent the wheel.

To be able to properly reuse a schema, you need to have a
specification which defines both syntax and semantics of the
schema elements.

The Microsoft files were pulled from the release because they
(the files) are not ready for "general use".  If and when they
become ready, we'll provide them.


>"Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org> said:
>> At 02:27 PM 10/9/00 -0500, Randy Kunkee wrote:
>> >> I have recently saw a post regarding which attributes Netscape and
>Outlook can
>> >> use.  I decided to try to use some of these, such as OfficeFax,
>> >> and homepage.  ldap_add() in php wasn't allowing me to add these fields
>and so
>> >> I thought that I needed to add some more schemas.  I went and looked at
>> >> of the microsoft.schema files.  Here is what I currently have in my
>> >> slapd.conf:
>> >> 
>> >> 
>> >> include         /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/core.schema
>> >> include         /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/cosine.schema
>> >> include         /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/inetorgperson.schema
>> >> include         /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/nis.schema
>> >> include         /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/microsoft.ext.schema
>> >> include         /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/microsoft.schema
>> >> include         /usr/local/etc/openldap/schema/microsoft.std.schema
>> >
>> >The comments at the top of the microsoft*.schema files say they are
>> >"provided for informational purposes only".
>> Note also that we don't even provide them for informational purposes
>> in "general use" releases any more.  They are no only provided via
>> AnonCVS in the HEAD branch.  Anyone who tries to make direct use
>> of these files is on their own.
>Joseph Hoot
>System Administrator