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Re: Installation openLDAP in Debian

On 20/04/2011 22:38, Howard Chu wrote:
> Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa wrote:
>> Resending on-list.
>> Well, I actually got used to cn=config pretty quickly, nevertheless, I
>> still find easier to understand and modify the slapd.conf file than
>> the directory structure under slapd.d... it is definitely more complex
>> (and I don't think it is easier to modify using a LDAP administration
>> tool).
> The directory structure under slapd.d is private/internal to slapd.
> Forget it is even there. As far as you're concerned, it does not even
> exist.
> The only thing you should ever look at is the LDAP DIT, whether returned
> by slapcat, ldapsearch, or your LDAP GUI browser of choice.
That's really bad news.

Sorry, probably I'm just an old style Unix admin, but I don't like at
all to be forced to use any kind of program different from an editor to
do a server configuration.

That's a major strenght of an Unix system, and giving it away is very
bad. I understand that in some case it will be needed, what I don't
agree is forcing this choice for all the cases.