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RE: Odd problem with open-ldap

I had been asking for the same changes in README/INSTALL files before.

What is all required is may be to quote a few examples of "how to fix"
those "top ten" configure/make errors.

I started to realize that it is not just newbies are having frustrations
facing these errors, but also others that who has known quite a bits,
their times wasted is just because they did not spend 30 minutes doing
FAQ/ML searches. 

But I am sure these people will be very much appreciate just a few more
examples in the README/INSTALL files.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
[mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of Quanah
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 6:31 AM
To: Armbrust, Daniel C.
Cc: OpenLDAP-software@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: 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
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
Principal Software Developer
ITSS/Shared Services
Stanford University
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