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Re: Overlay chain formatting

I agree. The man pages offer content that is not in the admin guide and are generally well written. Use the man pages if the admin guide leaves you wondering 

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To: Justin Lambert <jlambert@ften.com>
Cc: openldap-software@openldap.org <openldap-software@openldap.org>
Sent: Thu Dec 20 19:10:55 2007
Subject: Re: Overlay chain formatting

Justin Lambert wrote:
> I have spent the last week off and on trying to figure out why my chain 
> overlay was not working correctly. I tried all combinations of it that I 
> could find and finally found out that the parser of the slapd.conf file 
> is picky about spacing. I was trying to make my config file look nice by 
> indenting the options under "overlay chain" only to find after many 
> frustrating hours that you cannot do that! I didn't find anywhere that 
> that was explicitly documented (even though all of the examples were not 
> formatted that way).

Apparently you haven't read the slapd.conf(5) manpage:

       If  a  line begins with white space, it is considered a continuation of
       the previous line.  No physical line should be over 2000 bytes long.

   -- 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/