Brandon McCombs wrote:There is a difference between knowing definitively whether the OP was running into a bug and by upgrading it would be fixed compared to just telling him he has to upgrade because some bugs have been fixed (not necessarily the one he is running into, if he is even running into one) and that he won't get much or any help unless he does the upgrade. The knee-jerk reaction on this list is usually to tell people to upgrade. That works great if it can have a good chance of fixing the problem but that doesn't usually seem to be the reason people are told to upgrade.Aaron Richton wrote:The database which I am trying to update is 24GB in size, OpenLDAP 2.3.27we've definitely had quite a few database fixes since then. Update your server to the latest release as seen on www.openldap.org and try again.
Is it just me or do people on this list never support problems related to anything but the latest release? Not everyone can immediately upgrade to the latest release to fix any issues they have, and they shouldn't have to either. Previous versions (to an extent) should be supported just like any other product.
It's just you.
The fact that we do point releases is exactly how previous versions get supported. When a bug is found in e.g. 2.3.27 and the fix is released in 2.3.28, then if you want the fix you have to install 2.3.28.
How exactly do you expect people to receive fixes, if not by installing them when they are available?