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Re: Corrupt LDAP DB ...
- To: "C.Lee Taylor" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Corrupt LDAP DB ...
- From: Quanah Gibson-Mount <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 12:48:10 -0800
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--On Tuesday, November 01, 2005 11:12 AM +0200 "C.Lee Taylor"
Seeing that quite a few people have a similar problem, this might mean
there is serious fault or flaw somewhere. I don't hear any of the
commercial directory services explaining that there product is know not
to run out of the box, I don't think that is sane. None of the online
documentation like the quick start guide or admin doc for 2.2 seems to
mention the DB_Config. The FAQ does, but for somebody whom wish to take
OpenLDAP for a spin, might give up of OpenSourceSoftware, because it
crash with the default install.
DB_CONFIG is specific to the BDB software package, which is not controlled
or distributed by the OpenLDAP project. As with anything, you as the
administrator should know and understand the basic workings of all the
software packages involved, not just OpenLDAP. This general concept
applies to many software packages, commercial or otherwise. If you install
something that requires the Oracle DB backend, there is an assumption that
you have a DBA who understands how to create and configure Oracle Databases
around. This is no different.
And the major point here, is that your problems stem from two things:
1) Using RedHat's distribution of OpenLDAP which is *known* to have
problems, and that is the fault of the distributor, not OpenLDAP
2) A lack of basic sys admin skills on your part
Now you can attribute that to 'lack of documentation' and other stuff all
you want. The fact is, your problems do not stem from the OpenLDAP
project, or a lack of documentation. And yes, you emailed the list to get
help, which was provided to you, and which for quite some time you decided
to ignore. And at this point, I'm through with this discussion.
Principal Software Developer
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