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Re: Q: "stable" slapcat / slapadd?

Michael Ströder wrote:
Ulrich Windl wrote:
Is slapcat expected to be stable,


Details can depend on the backend though.

i.e. report entries and attributes in a specific ordering?

LDIF does not necessarily have a specific ordering.

The *X.500 Data Model* specifies that there is no ordering. Entries are sets of attributes. Sets are inherently unordered.

Don't expect simple text diff tools to be helpful with LDIF data in general.

Is slapadd expected to be stable, i.e. add entries and attributes the same
way when they come from the same LDIF file?

Yes, in the sense that your LDAP entries will mainly contain all the
attributes and values like before.

Ciao, Michael.

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