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Re: The Last Sysadmin Prayer: Discussion Returns to Wrap and Base64 World
you might want to post feature requests (after double checking that the
feature does not already exists) to the ITS
(http://www.openldap.org/its/). This list is, as Howard made quite
clear, not the right place.
Technical discussions can be made on openldap-technical.
Although it is far better to use proper LDAP libraries of a proper
scripting language, I second your request for a don't base64 feature for
all those admins who only use bash and pray instead of learning python
or perl ;-)
But we should first discuss (on openldap-technical) how exactly such a
feature should work (there are binary values that you don't want to have
And: it is even nicer to post a proper patch than a feature request to ITS
Am 23.07.2012 00:36, schrieb Angel Bosch:
>> De: "Howard Chu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> This is the Developer's list. Your post is off topic and you should be
>> of yourself for posting it here.
> sorry for the noise, I knew this is the developer's list but after seeing all lists:
> openldap-announce OpenLDAP announcements list
> openldap-bugs OpenLDAP bugs discussion list
> openldap-commit OpenLDAP source repository 'commit' list
> openldap-devel OpenLDAP development discussion list
> openldap-fortress OpenLDAP Fortress Discussion list
> openldap-technical OpenLDAP Technical Discussion list
> I thought this belongs here because the nature of the discussion. If you want me to move this thread to another list, please let me know.
>> An option for LDIF wrapping was released in 2.4.24, 2011-02-10. You
>> should be
>> ashamed of yourself for asking for something that has already been
>> for over a year and a half.
> I was using lastest Centos 6.3 packages and I assumed that there was no wrapping option, sorry about that. I see now that Centos is packaging 2.4.23. That was close. I'm really happy to see that it was finally included upstream and I can't wait to see it on packages.
> I think rest of the complain is still valid, though. Decoding values i still an issue, and the suggestion of Michael that best way is learning other languages instead of using ldapsearch reaffirms my pov. How broken can be a simple search such as
> FULLNAME=`ldapsearch -x -LLL "(uid=$1)" gecos | grep "^gecos: " | cut -d" " -f2- `
> I really thought that we could start a healthy discussion about what and when a widely requested feature should be included. And judging from amount of posts/discussions I've found digging last weeks I'm pretty sure that isn't the opinion of a single undocumented obtuse sysadmin.
> Instead of being double-ashamed because of my ignorance, I'm really proud of being part of the free software community and being able to address to people I admire and respect profundly. Even when I'm wrong and even more when I hardly find the right words to explain my boss that this "creppy guy with a violin" is the main developer of this huge project.
> ps: english is not my native language, excuse my strange composition
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