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Re: V2 --> V3 migration

On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 18:50 -0800, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:

> >
> > ThereÂs currently no way of getting openldap 2.2.23 installed
> > from debian official package _unless_ you want to make your own
> > package which usually involves lots of troubles (esp. on GnuTL)
> Not really.
> Anyone who wants to actually run a directory *server* (as opposed to using 
> the local client libraries for things like pam_ldap and nss-ldap) should be 
> wise enough to build and install their own set of the OpenLDAP packages 
> into a location that does not conflict with the installed client libraries 
> (like /opt or /usr/local).  That is the only way you will be able to really 
> provide a stable service that can keep up with the critical bug fixes that 
> get applied to the packages involved.
> I have a test directory server up & running on debian sarge with locally 
> built packages (/usr/local) and it works just fine, without conflicting 
> with the deprecated  libraries & binaries shipped with debian sarge.
and - my total lack of understanding sleepycat notwithstanding, this
concept works well with RHEL and clone products too. 

The first time it went flawless, the second time, the sneaky details of
sleepycat tied me up for a while. All in all, installing openldap from
source was pretty easy.