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Re: Importance of running the latest'n'greatest version

On Wed, 2005-02-09 at 13:22 +0100, Jonas Helgi Palsson wrote:
> Hi
> I'm running OpenLDAP on SLES 9 (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) and the version 
> supplied with it is not the "latest'n'greatest"
> ldapsjef:~ # rpm -q openldap2
> openldap2-2.2.6-37.26
> ldapsjef:~ #
> And in the changelog for the rpm the newest entry is dated Nov 10 2004, where 
> it says:
> - bdb-2.2.18-backport.dif: Backport of the back-bdb from OpenLDAP 2.2.18, 
> should fix some deadlocks and crashes (Bugzilla #42570)
> So what is the common opinion here? Should one stick to the versions supplied 
> by the distributor (in this case SuSE), or should one download the 
> "latest'n'greatest" from openldap.org and compile it yourself?
> regards
> Jonas H Palsson
Running OL 2.2.6 on SLES 9 on a zSeries mainframe, I have found that I
can not use GSSAPI.  My utils tell me "Can't connect to server", and
slapd spits out an odd BER parsing error.  Simple Binds, searches, etc
work, but not GSSAPI.

In the process, I found this useful hidden treasure trove:

I grabbed the SRPM from this site, modified the dependencies to work
with SLES 9 (deleted libzio and libnscd from "BuildRequires"), did an
rpmbuild, and *bam* - functional OpenLDAP 2.2.23 server/plugins/client


Matthew J. Smith
University of Connecticut ITS
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