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Re: Migrating openldap db backend from ibdm to bdb

matthew sporleder writes:
>On 2/26/07, Hallvard B Furuseth <h.b.furuseth@usit.uio.no> wrote:
>>Quanah Gibson-Mount writes:
>>> Using vendor packages to run an OpenLDAP server is nearly always a bad
>>> idea (Mandriva's a definite exception).  There is almost nothing that
>>> motivates the vendor to use current releases, or backport stability
>>> fixes.  There are known problems with the connection code in OL
>>> 2.3.27, for example, that were fixed in OpenLDAP 2.3.32.  In general,
>>> use vendor packages at extreme risk.
>> Is there something particular which makes this more so for OpenLDAP than
>> other packages, or (...)
>> I had the impression that this was mostly a RedHat issue.  (...)
> It's more a general problem with the decoupled nature of linux
> distros.  OpenLDAP is simply mentioned a lot on this list.  :)

Ouch.  Does that mean the way to have a solid system is to check
the age of most of its major packages and compile newer ones myself?