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Re: problem importing cn=config
Greg Martin wrote:
I read this in man slapd-config:
"Assuming the above data was saved in a file named "config.ldif"
/etc/openldap/slapd.d directory has been created, this
initialize the configuration:
slapadd -F /etc/openldap/slapd.d -n 0 -l config.ldif"
"Alternatively, an existing slapd.conf file can be converted to
format using slapd or any of the slap tools:
slaptest -f /etc/openldap/slapd.conf -F ETCDIR/slapd.d"
From reading that it looks as if this is a two-step process.
That is not what the word "Alternatively" means.
convert slapd.conf to ./slapd.d, and the second to "initialize" it.
Since slapadd is used to add things to the database, I figured it was
being imported into the database. Is the slappadd not necessary?
If you have a plain LDIF file produced by slapcat'ing a database, you can
slapadd it to use it.
A slapd.d directory tree produced by converting a slapd.conf file is not a
flat LDIF file, it's a tree of related files. It is in fact an LDAP database
that uses a hierarchical filesystem as its underlying data store. Since it is
an actual LDAP database, slapd reads it directly.
-- 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/