[CentOS] openldap missing modules

Mon Oct 31 21:57:18 UTC 2011
Wessel van der Aart <wessel at postoffice.nl>

thanks for the tip, does this dynamic configuration come with openldap 2.4?
the version they use in the book is 2.3 which is also the version on 
centos 5.7 so i guess i'm safe there ,
but now i'm wondering if this isn't too outdated.
does it make's sense to start with learning an older version?
i'm basically just looking for a way to familiarise myself with all the 
terms and tools as i'm fairly new to all this ( i only have experience 
with apple's open-directory). what do you think?


On 10/27/2011 05:28 PM, Craig White wrote:
> Ubuntu has been using 'dynamic' configuration (aka cn=config and /etc/ldap/slapd.d) for quite some time now but you're using CentOS 5.x which includes an old version of OpenLDAP and uses the 'flat file' configuration (/etc/openldap/slapd.conf)
> There's bound to be issues at each place where it talks about 'configuration'.
> My suggestion to you is to use some type of virtualization product (VMWare, VirtualBox, etc.) and install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a virtual and then you will track with the book.
> Craig
> On Oct 27, 2011, at 5:01 AM, Wessel van der Aart wrote:
>> actually i'm reading this book , ' mastering openldap' from packt
>> publishing, on it,
>> the book uses ubuntu as distro in their examples and i just assumed the
>> working of openldap between distro's wouldn't be any different (except
>> for directory paths). however i removed the moduleload line , ran
>> 'slaptest -v -u -f /etc/openldap/slapd.conf' (the 'database hdb' bit was
>> already there) and now it's fine.
>> Thanks,
>> wessel
>> On 10/26/2011 11:11 PM, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I assume you are following a random tutorial on the net. Don't do that.
>>> It simply does not fit.
>>> Instead of using a modulepath just (the proper one on CentOS would be
>>> /usr/lib/openldap, as pre-defined in slapd.conf; but the backends are
>>> not available as modules on CentOS), define you database properly. Where
>>> you see
>>> database        bdb
>>> in the slapd.conf CentOS ships with, just change bdb into hdb.
>>> Alexander
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