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Re: [Fwd: Re: Bug(?) With OpenLDAP 2.3.32]

On Thursday 25 January 2007 19:06, daniel@ncsu.edu wrote:
> > On Wednesday 24 January 2007 19:31, Howard Chu wrote:
> >> As a complete aside, you might consider using something like the
> >> addpartial
> >> overlay in ITS#3593
> >> http://www.openldap.org/its/index.cgi/Contrib?id=3593
> >> instead of sort/diff. Just ldapadd everything and let the overlay figure
> >> out the changes. That's essentially what the syncrepl consumer does with
> >> the entries it receives from the provider.
> >
> > If you happen to be interested in this overlay, feel free to contact me
> > about
> > it.  I have never versions that aren't available at that URL (that ensure
> > syncrepl works, among other things).
> Oh good  =D  I have a lot of different responses for pieces of Howard's
> message, but this makes it easy to split off this conversation.  ;D  For
> one thing, I think that functionality is awesome!  And at some level I
> would love to be able to make use of it!  The only reason I don't think I
> would end up using it right now is that I do a lot of sanity checks on
> what I have.  Basically I create the ldifdiff output, parse it and see how
> many mods, deletes, adds, etc are being done, and cap the max number that
> can be performed without someone looking over what's going on first.  So
> in effect, I'm already doing the work to do the diffs, might as well use
> what I have.  That said, I adore the concept and is there any chance it'll
> ever end up in openldap's dist?
> Oh also, I would actually love to 'play with it' if you wouldn't mind
> hooking me up with a copy.  =)

An updated version of addpartial is available at 
http://www.openldap.org/its/index.cgi/Contrib?id=3593.  Enjoy playing with 
it.  This overlay has served us well since we put it in production in 2004.