Samba 4.0.0~alpha5+20090105-1 (Debian) can't be used with a openldap backend?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sat Jan 10 21:44:02 GMT 2009

On Sat, 2009-01-10 at 20:42 +0100, Alejandro wrote:
> Hello, I have a problem testing samba4 usign the Debian packages and i
> can't provision the backend.
> The openldap server is 2.4.13, compiled from the source to get the deref module.
> Use provision backend as documented in the wiki:
> setup/provision-backend
> --ldap-admin-pass=penguin --ldap-backend-type=openldap
> --server-role='domain controller'
> And provision with:
> setup/provision --host-name=debianbase4
> --ldap-backend=ldapi --ldap-backend-type=openldap --password=penguin
> --username=samba-admin --server-role='domain controller'
> But i get the error:
> ldb.LdbError: (21, 'LDAP error 21 LDAP_INVALID_ATTRIBUTE_SYNTAX -
> <wellKnownObjects: value #0 invalid per syntax> <>')

You will need to use a more recent version.  The OpenLDAP backend was
unintentionally broken for a time.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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