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Re: Index problems: search results returning no responses

Howard Chu wrote:

The slapd-bdb(5) manpage already says "Note: changing index settings requires rebuilding indices, see slapindex(8)." The default slapd.conf is not intended to be a substitute for reading the actual documentation.

For what reason would an end user consider consulting the slapd-bdb manpage before adding an additional directive to slapd.conf? What a completely non obvious and counter-intuitive course of action to take.

Documenting something "somewhere" is no substitute for documenting something in a meaningful and relevant location. If you store your coffee and sugar in the bathroom medicine cabinet it is no surprise that your guest cannot make themselves a cup of coffee.

The Principle of Least Astonishment 101.