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Re: LDBM VS. BDB on OpenBSD 3.9

--On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 10:51 PM +0100 FRLinux <frlinux@gmail.com> wrote:

On 5/10/06, Quanah Gibson-Mount <quanah@stanford.edu> wrote:
I will note, however, that the people responsible for packaging OpenLDAP
for your distribution appear to be woefully behind in their duties, as
the current OpenLDAP release is 2.3.21 (and 2.3.22 will be out in a few
days). I would advise using the latest release of OpenLDAP, as hundreds
of bugs, some critical, have been fixed since 2.3.11 was released.

Yes but ...

As you know the OpenBSD project focuses on security and code audit.
That is for that reason they did not include for instance the pam_ldap
project as part of packages you can install for openldap.

That being said, 2.3.11 has surely been audited and patched to include
a couple of patches. Same reason you have packages freeze on other

And again why I say that people who use distro-packaged OpenLDAP to run it as a server are nuts, because it will always tend towards being old and unreliable. There were a lot of problems with the 2.3.11 release, and forcing that on end users is a disservice to them and the OpenLDAP community.

This statement of course excludes any distro that actually works to keep their distribution up to date, of which I think I can name 1...


-- Quanah Gibson-Mount Principal Software Developer ITS/Shared Application Services Stanford University GnuPG Public Key: http://www.stanford.edu/~quanah/pgp.html