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Re: Can't start ldap or can't create ldap database.

Bill MacAllister wrote:

--On Monday, June 21, 2010 06:44:10 PM +1000 sam <sam@ip6.com.au> wrote:


With the following configuration:

hometest:openldap # uname -a
FreeBSD hometest.ip6.com.au 8.1-RC1 FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 #0: Fri Jun 18 15:26:58 EST 2010 root@hometest.ip6.com.au:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/mail.db.java.portal i386
hometest:openldap # pkg_info | grep -i ldap
openldap-sasl-client-2.4.22 Open source LDAP client implementation with SASL2 support
openldap-sasl-server-2.4.22 Open source LDAP server implementation
hometest:openldap # pkg_info | grep -i db
db46-       The Berkeley DB package, revision 4.6
hometest:openldap # pkg_info | grep -i cyrus
cyrus-imapd-2.3.16_1 The cyrus mail server, supporting POP3 and IMAP4 protocols cyrus-sasl-2.1.23 RFC 2222 SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer)
cyrus-sasl-saslauthd-2.1.23 SASL authentication server for cyrus-sasl2

I got the following error when I tried to add from initial.ldif file into the ldap database:

hometest:openldap # ldapadd -x -D "cn=Manager,dc=ip6,dc=com,dc=au" -W -f initial.ldif
Enter LDAP Password:
ldap_sasl_bind(SIMPLE): Can't contact LDAP server (-1)

Here is the content of initial.ldif file:

hometest:openldap # cat initial.ldif
dn: dc=ip6,dc=com,dc=au
objectClass: top
objectClass: dcObject
objectClass: organization
o: IP6 Networks
dc: ip6

# super user node
dn: cn=root,dc=ip6,dc=com,dc=au
objectclass: organizationalRole
objectclass: simpleSecurityObject
cn: root
description: LDAP administrator
userPassword: {MD5}cW2LX0AjZxSBzv/mflD3xQ==

Can anyone tell me how resolve this issue?

Your help is very much appreciated.


Sounds like the slapd server is not running at all.  And if you are
going to add entries with ldapadd the daemon needs to be running.  But,
since this is an initial load just added the entries with slapadd and
then start the server.


Hi Bill,

Thanks for your suggestion, I used the slapadd  command,

hometest:openldap # slapadd -v -l initial.ldif
bdb_db_open: warning - no DB_CONFIG file found in directory /var/db/openldap-data: (2).
Expect poor performance for suffix "dc=ip6,dc=com,dc=au".
added: "dc=ip6,dc=com,dc=au" (00000001)
added: "cn=root,dc=ip6,dc=com,dc=au" (00000002)
_#################### 100.00% eta none elapsed none fast! Closing DB...

I am not sure whether this is the error or problem.

then tried to start slapd, I still got the same problem:

hometest:rc.d # ./slapd start
Starting slapd.
./slapd: WARNING: failed to start slapd

error in log file:

Jun 21 19:39:53 hometest slapd[1813]: @(#) $OpenLDAP: slapd 2.4.22 (Jan 1 2002 00:24:15) $ root@hometest.ip6.com.au:/usr/ports/net/openldap24-server/work/openldap-2.4.22/servers/slapd
Jun 21 19:39:53 hometest slapd[1813]: main: TLS init def ctx failed: -1
Jun 21 19:39:53 hometest slapd[1813]: slapd stopped.
Jun 21 19:39:53 hometest slapd[1813]: connections_destroy: nothing to destroy.