[CentOS] OpenLDAP support in future versions of CentOS

Tue Aug 28 21:08:58 UTC 2018
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Aug 2018 at 14:56, mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Patrick Laimbock wrote:
>>> On 28-08-18 17:51, Alicia Smith wrote:
>>>> 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-suppo
>>>> rt-r hel-8-daasi-international-supports-migration/
>>>> Any updates/feedback/information is appreciated :)
>>> 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.
>> Ok, problem for me: all our servers and workstation are connected to
>> the AD. If I need to check on something, I'll run ldapsearch, which is
>> from openldap-clients. Is there any advice of what we're supposed to use
>>  instead?
> First off, you have years to figure it out. While it is "deprecated"
> in RHEL-7.5, that just means that the next major (not minor) release will
> not have it.
> Second there is an ldapsearch in 389. It is 'buried' at the moment
> because it would conflict with the shipped one and I don't know if it will
> move:
> https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Directory_Server/8.2
> /html/Administration_Guide/Examples-of-common-ldapsearches.html

*snicker* So, alternatives->?