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syntaxes.schema (was: OID could not be expanded: "IA5String")
Howard Chu writes:
>Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
>>B M writes:
>>>to be quite honest i have no idea why this error is caused or why
>>>OpenLDAP isn't recognizing IA5String
>>It's just following the LDAP standard. But why the standard only
>>defines descriptions and not names for syntax OIDs I don't know.
> Definitely a mystery, especially since X.500 allowed names...
> But you can always use the objectidentifier keyword in slapd.conf to
> handle this. See slapd.conf(5).
Good idea. I suggest we create slapd/schema/syntaxes.schema
which defines names for the supported syntaxes.
I'm not sure it would be a good idea to include this in the other schema
files distribued with OpenLDAP, though. It could crash with someone
else's definitions of the same names. (Maybe we chould define a
'localinclude' directive which would include the file, but undo the
resulting definitions at the end of the including file:-)