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Re: Installation openLDAP in Debian

On Apr 20, 2011, at 11:04 AM, Simone Piccardi <piccardi@truelite.it> wrote:

> On 20/04/2011 17:30, Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa wrote:
>> Hi!
>> it no longer uses slapd.conf by default, it uses cn=config .  It is on
>> /etc/ldap/slapd.d/
>> Debian will leave you with a working directory (even thought not
>> optimal, but you will be able to use it).
>> If you can be more specific on what you want to do, just let us know!
>> If you are used to configure with slapd.conf, you can actually use
>> that configuration too, or you can convert your slapd.conf
>> configuration into cn=config with slaptest (check the docs!).
>> Ildefonso Camargo
> That's the way I'm using it. And I suggest to anyone not needing to modify configurations on the fly to use it that way.
> Because apart the missing documentation, I found difficult having to deal with the obscure attribute names and the complex directory structure (and the not so explicative file names used under it) that I found in /etc/ldap/slapd.d/.
> I understand the needs for cn=config, but for the moment I don't need it. Having a file with a simple syntax that I can read and modify instead of a tree of LDIF files is far more convenient for me. So I hope that slapd.conf will remain supported.

It will not remain supported. I highly advise getting used to the new configuration. It may take a little time but it is far superior and quite frankly not that difficult.

Remember too that you are free to help contribute documentation.