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Re: Context CSN not updated on OpenLDAP 2.3.11
On Friday 17 April 2009 08:02:04 Adrien Futschik wrote:
> Le jeudi 16 avril 2009 19:05:58, Quanah Gibson-Mount a écrit :
> > --On Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:18 PM +0200 Adrien Futschik
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Le jeudi 16 avril 2009 14:04:44, Michael Ströder a écrit :
> > >> Adrien Futschik wrote:
> > >> > I am aware I should migrate, but for the moment, the only solution I
> > >> > have would be to migrate to OpenLDAP 2.3.32,
> > >>
> > >> Why? Please don't take this personally. But if that is because you
> > >> strictly rely on Linux distribution packages I'd like to note that
> > >> your operational concept is already flawed.
> > >
> > > Because the client I am working for uses source-compiled versions of
> > > OpenLDAP and is curently running 2.3.11 or 2.3.32. There is no newer
> > > package for the moment. We are working on a OpenLDAP 2.4.16 or newer,
> > > but, production is critical and we can not wait for this one to be
> > > released (by our team).
> > >
> > >
> > > I know very well that many changes have been made between 2.3.11 and
> > > the latest 2.3.x and even between 2.3.32 and the latest 2.3.x, but we
> > > can not afford to migrate to 2.4.x right now.
> > At a minimum, you should be using 2.3.43 on all your servers. You should
> > be responsible for making sure your client uses the most up to date and
> > stable release available for them to use, if you are given them support.
> > Otherwise, you are failing in that support relationship.
> In case of this client no. It is long to explain, and therefore, I will not
> explain it here, but upgrading is'nt always an option.
> For your information, between the time OpenLDAP releases a version and the
> time the projects might actualy use it, is about 6-7 month. That's because
> of the whole compilation/testing/validation/packaging/releasing process
> that the client is using. It has been so for many year now.
Well, 3 of those steps (compilation,testing, packaging) should honestly take
no more than 1 hour, if they are using any kind of decent build system ...
(since OpenLDAP has had quite a comprehensive test suite since about 2.2.20,
which can be run during the compilation/packaging).