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Re: BDB error while starting openldap.

Thanks Philip..

I thought I had already changed the ownership of all the files
recursively to the user which I am using to run openLDAP , but it was
not so. Some BDB db files were still owned by root. I changed that to
the user I use to start the slapd and it worked fine.


On 4/15/08, Philip Guenther <guenther+ldapsoft@sendmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Sumith Narayanan wrote:
> > I am getting the below error while starting openLDAP.
> >
> > bdb_db_open: alock package is unstable
> ...
> > However, if I am using sudo access, I get no error and could
> > successfully start the server and search the DB.
> The files in the openldap database directory should be owned by the user
> that slapd will be run as.  For example, if you run slapd as root with
> "-u slapd" then the files and directory should be owned by user "slapd".
> (Programs that access the database directly (e.g., slapcat, db_stat)
> should be run as that same user so that they don't create files such as
> txn logs with the wrong ownership.  If slapd is running and you run
> db_stat as root and it creates a txn log file as root, then slapd will
> panic and will refuse to (re)start until you fix the ownership.  I've seen
> that happen on a completely different project using BDB.)
> So, what arguments are you invoking slapd with and what are the
> permissions and ownerships of the database directory and the files inside
> it?
> Philip Guenther