[CentOS] OpenLDAP support in future versions of CentOS
warren at etr-usa.com
Tue Aug 28 19:31:26 UTC 2018
On Aug 28, 2018, at 9:51 AM, Alicia Smith <asmith at mozilla.com> wrote:
> Red Hat and Suse announced they are no longer supporting OpenLDAP in future
I only see a link to the SuSE announcement from that article. The Red Hat links just talk about how 398 is preferred, but don’t actually say OpenLDAP is deprecated. Is there a public Red Hat announcement of this somewhere?
I’ve searched the RHEL 7.4 and 7.5 release notes, and I don’t see anything about it being deprecated there.
We use the OpenLDAP libraries to talk to other LDAP implementations. (We don’t use the OpenLDAP server itself.) A skim of the docs at port389.org says they use the Mozilla LDAP API, but that library doesn’t appear to be in the CentOS 7 package repository:
$ yum search ldap | grep devel
openldap-devel.i686 : LDAP development libraries and header files
openldap-devel.x86_64 : LDAP development libraries and header files
We’d like to get ahead of this and migrate, if that’s going to be forced on us by CentOS 8, but is there a better path than just building Mozilla’s LDAP client libraries from source?
Maybe CentOS 8 beta will appear sometime soon so I can start work on the migration within a development VM?
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