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RE: Odd problem with open-ldap

--On Tuesday, January 04, 2005 2:53 PM -0600 "Armbrust, Daniel C." <Armbrust.Daniel@mayo.edu> wrote:

I've been down this flame bait road before - but WHY can't we improve the
documentation that comes with openldap, or the online documentation so
that this question doesn't have to be asked hundreds of times?

Its seems like this should be right in the README or the INSTALL file,
and/or in the quick start guide and installation guides.

The only place where I have found any documentation about how to fix this
is scattered through hundreds of annoyed mailing list responses, and
peoples private websites where they keep their own notes about openldap.

I referred him to my notes on openldap installation issues this morning.

A newbie shouldn't have to dig through the mailing list archives to
figure out a basic step of installing the software.

Well, for one thing, it has entirely to do with a person's particular compilation environment. I don't have this problem on Solaris or Debian linux. Anyone who is going to be going the road of compiling their own software had better know something about how to handle various situations, and none of that is even remotely specific to OpenLDAP. At least we have a list archive where people can go and search for answers, if they are willing to spend the 30 seconds it takes at the website to do so.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
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