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Re: Problems with netscape (and other software) and nss_ldap

--On Dienstag, 5. Februar 2002 14:58 +0100 Susanne Benkert <benkerts@emt.iis.fhg.de> wrote:

after changing my authentification to use Ldap (Openldap-2.0.18. as
ldap-server) I found out, that some programs are not running correctly

1) I can't start xemacs. I always get a "Segmentation fault". strace
shows this error message: "xemacs: option.c:328:ldap_set_option:
Assertion `((ld)-->ld.options.ldo.valid=0x2)` failed"

2) Netscape starts well, but I can't send emails (getting emails works).
This is the error message: "Netscape is unable to use the mail server
because you have not provided a username. Please provide one in the
preferences and try angain."   - but this is nonsense, I provided a
username in my preferences. (Mozilla works fine with the same

Both errors are definatly related with my nss, pam or ldap settings
because if I remove ldap from the nsswitch.conf both programs are
running fine.

Are all of the programs and libraries in your system linked with the libs from OpenLDAP 2.0.18? I had similar problems with a SuSE Linux installation where some programs linked in libldap from OpenLDAP 1.2 directly. Installing a new nss_ldap which was compiled against OpenLdap 2.0.x lead to problems as the programs now loaded both the 1.2 and 2.0 libldap.

Norbert Klasen, Dipl.-Inform.
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