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Re: Loading LDAP schema files into cn=config

Michael Ströder wrote:
Christopher Wood wrote:
What stops you from checking the ldif of cn=config into revision control
before and after a change?

Nothing. But it's more cumbersome. Also comments are lost. Normally I comment
everything and describe for which requirement in the concept the ACLs,
constraints, etc. are for.

Also the schema with X-ORDERED is cumbersome. There's no LDAP client which
really supports it. You have to do too much manually.

All of the X-ORDERED stuff can be ignored in the general case. If you find it cumbersome, you're doing something wrong. Obviously the ldapmodify commandline tool supports it.

There's no mechanism like include.

False. OpenLDAP's LDIF library supports include directives, and they're used frequently in the test suite. The include statement has been documented in the ldif(5) manpage since 2006.

You're blaming the tools when it's your own ignorance at fault.


Ciao, Michael.

On Fri, Jul 01, 2011 at 07:20:14PM +0200, Michael Ströder wrote:
Simone Piccardi wrote:
Having text configuration files (that can be commented and put under a
revision system) is a major strength for an Unix system, and giving it away is
very bad.


Ciao, Michael.

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