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Re: [LDAP-SOFTWARE] Problems with back-perl

On 2003-03-19 16:28:39 +0000, John Browne wrote:
> Hello,
> I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.  I have a
> well-established MySQL database with contact information.  I am attempting
> to set up an OpenLDAP directory using this information and I wanted to try
> the back-perl backend to link the two together.  So, I compiled OpenLDAP
> with perl support, started with the SampleLDAP.pm file, and copied it to
> /home/openldap/MY_LDAP.pm.  I changed the "package SampleLDAP;" line in the
> file to read "package MY_LDAP";.  Then, I added the following to my
> slapd.conf:
> database    perl
> suffix         "dc=mydomain,dc=com"
> rootdn       "cn=manager,dc=mydomain,dc=com"
> rootpw       mypassword
> perlModulePath = /home/openldap/MY_LDAP.pm
                 ^               ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> perlModule = MY_LDAP
Remove '=' signs and file name.


> When I try to run "slapd -d -1" I get the following:
> line 60 (rootpw ***)
> line 62 (perlModulePath = /home/openldap/MY_LDAP.pm)
> line 63 (perlModule = MY_LDAP)
> Can't call method "new" without a package or object reference.
> I thought the perlModulePath may want a directory instead of the file, so I
> tried passing it just "/home/openldap" but no luck.  I have read the
> slapd-perl man pages, searched the mailing lists, google, and google groups
> and cannot seem to find any good examples on how to set this up.  From what
> I can tell, the initialization only requires the correct parameters in the
> slapd.conf file and the new method in the perl module to correctly create
> the new object.  I figured I would get it to initialize with the sample
> file, then start adding in code to connect to the database and return my
> data but I cannot even get past this point.  I have set up OpenLDAP before
> with a BDB backend and had no trouble at all with it.  If anyone has any
> good examples or tips on what my problem might be I would greatly appreciate
> it!