[CentOS] OpenLDAP support in future versions of CentOS

Tue Aug 28 18:18:15 UTC 2018
Patrick Laimbock <patrick at laimbock.com>

Hi Alicia,

On 28-08-18 17:51, Alicia Smith wrote:
> Hello!
> I just joined this mailing list, so I apologize in advance if this topic
> has already been covered.
> Red Hat and Suse announced they are no longer supporting OpenLDAP in future
> releases.
> https://www.ostechnix.com/redhat-and-suse-announced-to-
> withdraw-support-for-openldap/
> However, we mainly use CentOS and while it's a RH derivative, I wanted to
> find out what CentOS plans on doing in this regard.
> Will you continue to include OpenLDAP or will it simply be removed?
> I wasn't able to find any CentOS related articles in response to this, and
> the only thing I did find that said CentOS hasn't released whether they
> will continue to support it or not is from two years ago?
> https://daasi.de/en/2017/09/25/red-hat-wont-continue-openldap-support-rhel-8-daasi-international-supports-migration/
> Any updates/feedback/information is appreciated :)
> Thank you!

In addition to Johnny's feedback, here's my 2 cents. On the OpenLDAP 
mailing list users with problems with RHEL/CentOS provided OpenLDAP have 
been advised for years to use the latest OpenLDAP RPMs from 
https://ltb-project.org/ or from https://symas.com which also provides 
paid support.
The OpenLDAP version included in RHEL 7 (and thus CentOS 7) is 2.4.44 
which is missing a ton of fixes compared to upstream's latest release.

tl;dr use the latest RPMs from the LTB Project or Hymas.

BR, Patrick