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Re: cn=config example

Gavin Henry wrote:
Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com> wrote:

Use slaptest instead.
Oh, right, I missed that one. Perhaps this is the missing piece in the
docs? It's not obvious how to explain it, though. I'm not sure the
sentence below is satisfying.

       -F slapd-config-directory
              Specifies the slapd  configuration  directory.  The
              default  is /usr/pkg/share/examples/openldap/slapd.d.  If
              both -f and -F are specified, the config file will be read
              and converted to  config directory  format  and  written
              to the specified directory before slapd starts regular
              operations. slaptest(8) can also be used to just perform
              the conversion.

in slapd(8) in HEAD, the last sentence does say:

"All of the slap tools that use the config options observe this same behavior."

Not just in HEAD. That text has been there since May/June 2005, 2.3 onward.

So that would imply slaptest. But maybe something clearer should be said?

If you'd like to file an ITS, that would be best to track this.

Alternatively, perhaps it's the admin guide that should suggest running
slaptest -f -F in order to build the cn=config tree from slapd.conf? It
does not seem to contain the upgrade procedure at all.

I've added a placeholder to the cn=config section in the Guide, for me to fill out later:

"Converting from slapd.conf(8) to a cn=config directory format"

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