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Re: Solved: index_param failed

On Sun, 2005-01-16 at 23:31 +0100, Wolf-Agathon Schaly wrote:
> Further lets look at the entire line - index_param failed was not the
> full story. The full line of error message is 
> <= bdb_equality_candidates: (uniqueMember) index_param failed (18)
> That made me think ... Where in goods name came the "equality candidat"
> from and why is that damn system looking for uniqueMember. I looked at
> my LDIF - no non unique definition. 
> But only for all "human beings" ... hmmm and some "non human" accounts
> like mailman and dovecot. 
> What is the solution:
> At the end it is logic and easy - but you have to know. 
> If you have an entry in you passwd/shadow AND your OpenLDAP database
> you'll see this kind of messages. You simply need to delete either one
> account in LDAP or your passwd.
> BEWARE: DO NOT DELETE root from passwd but from LDAP - just in case your
> LDAP is currupt, you'll never be able to login you your system. 
sounds like something that should be on web site / common errors...

I think I asked about this 2 weeks ago and am grateful to know why.