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Re: 2.2.x or 2.1.x? db4.1.24 or db 4.2.52 (plus patches)

--On Wednesday, February 11, 2004 4:00 PM -0600 Edward Rudd <eddie@omegaware.com> wrote:

What is the recommended version for OpenLDAP. and DB4 (for the bdb
backend).. Currently I am running OpenLDAP 2.1.22 with DB 4.1.24 plus
DB4 patches.  And am wondering if moving to DB 4.2.52 is a "good thing"?
What benefits/bug fixes are in the new DB over the current one I am
running. And what new features are in the new release of OpenLDAP that
would necessitate an upgrade.  Currently I am upgrading to Cyrus IMAPd
2.2.3 (from 2.1.15), Postifx 2.0.16 (from 1.1.12), and well might as
well upgrade it all if it's worth it..  One note is that I am using the
ldapdb auxprop plugin, so the functionality of that plugin is a MUST.  I
am currently recompiling my openldap 2.1.22 with an applied patch from
HEAD to fix an issue with Cyrus IMAPd 2.2.3.

Hi Edward,

(1) You should definitely upgrade BDB from 4.1.24 to 4.2.52 + the 2 patches. 4.2.52 has a number of fixes over 4.1 that help the underlying methodology of OpenLDAP work better.

(2) I would suggest 2.1.25 at this time. My tests on 2.2.5 so far indicate some things that need to be resolved before running it in a production environment.

Results of various tests of mine (still being filled in) can be seen at:



Quanah Gibson-Mount
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