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Re: Building 2.2.19 from source

Craig White wrote:
possibly but I think I would benefit greatly from the experience of
compiling myself since it's not only the original install but the
continued maintenance/updates of the parts and pieces too.

I use rpms here and there, but I do prefer to compile openldap from source. There are many compile options, you get to see the tests run, you can put the software where you want it, ...etc.

I'm not convinced that I need to compile another version of openssl from
source on RHEL.

The only concern would be security issues with OpenSSL 0.9.7a vs e (I seem to recall there was an issue with 0.9.7c). FWIW, openldap compiles just fine with 0.9.7a along with the modern BDB and Cyrus SASL that come with Fedora Core 3. Ordinarily, I would prefer to build these from source too, but the dependencies are onerous particularly for OpenSSL. Free ain't easy, but it's getting better all the time.

Jon Roberts