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Re: large ldap server recommendation

--On February 1, 2008 7:56:03 PM -0200 Andreas Hasenack <ahasenack@terra.com.br> wrote:

I'm curious: why do all these people who purchased (expensive) RH server
licenses don't open bug reports with Redhat about their openldap

RH is not building OpenLDAP for running as a server. RH is building OpenLDAP for providing client libraries. They spend months testing that all of the things that link to these libraries work. To upgrade/change the versions of those libraries would take many months of testing and cost lots of money. There are basically two very different sets of goals at work. (1) The goal of RH to provide a set of stable client libraries and (2) the goal of LDAP server admins to have a stable LDAP server.

Those desiring (2) need to build and maintain their own packages, or rely on the packages of another who has the same goal as they do. This situation is not unique to RH, either. It just happens that its wide-scale usage brings this problem up with their packages more than other vendors.



Quanah Gibson-Mount
Principal Software Engineer
Zimbra, Inc
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