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Re: Installation openLDAP in Debian

Simone Piccardi wrote:
On 20/04/2011 17:30, Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa wrote:

it no longer uses slapd.conf by default, it uses cn=config .  It is on

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.

The tree of files is not meant for you to ever look at or modify directly. Just use slapcat or ldapsearch. If you know anything about LDAP at all this is MUCH easier than editing flat text files, since you can use any LDAP tool (commandline or GUI) to do all the administration.

If you think the tree structure is confusing, then you obviously have not read the Admin Guide, which clearly outlines the structure.


If you don't read the documentation you have only yourself to blame for being confused.
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