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Re: OpenLDAP 2.2 and db4 under RHEL4 on Xen 3.0

Michael Torrie wrote:
On Sat, 2006-03-18 at 23:43 -0800, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
I'm assuming by a "dbm" backend, you mean ldbm. Of course, ldbm is not recommended for use, because of its many problems. Honestly, if you are looking to run a directory service, I would highly advise you dump Xen, and use something where BDB is supported (and I'd suggest running OpenLDAP 2.3.20 (or higher, if newer releases have been made by the time you get to it)).

Unfortunately 2.3.20 is not an option. This xen server (which is not in production at this moment) syncs (or will sync) using slurpd off of our production servers which are all 2.2, and cannot be changed until the next hardware/OS upgrade cycle.

2.3.20 will accept slurpd updates from a 2.2 server.
I will be getting the syncrep stuff
going soon which I understand will can allow two different versions of
OpenLDAP to sync. Even at that point, when this xen machine goes into
production we have to, as much as possible, stick with maintainable RPM
packages that are vendor supported. I've maintained servers using
source tarballs before. It's not fun.
In general, if you want RPMs that are actually supported by a vendor then you should look into www.symas.com's CDS downloads.

Of course, we haven't looked into the Xen problems yet. I feel it's still premature; VMware on the other hand is a no-brainer.

 -- Howard Chu
 Chief Architect, Symas Corp.  http://www.symas.com
 Director, Highland Sun        http://highlandsun.com/hyc
 OpenLDAP Core Team            http://www.openldap.org/project/