[Samba] OpenLDAP Versions

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Jun 10 02:21:23 GMT 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-09 at 18:57 -0700, listserv.traffic at sloop.net wrote:
> Ok, I may have my other problem taken care of, but now I have a more
> theoretical question.
> I'm using CentOS 4.3, which is based on RHEL 4.3 and the OpenLDAP
> supplied is 2.2.13.
> I can hand compile a newer version but then odd things happen and the
> RHEL directories aren't as RH expects. (In short, I feel unexperienced
> enough to compile OpenLDAP for CentOS 4.3 properly.)
> I also can't find current RPM's for the current version of OpenLDAP.
> Ok, that all said, is there any reason I should NOT use OpenLDAP
> 2.2.13.
> Note that I'm going to generally be doing small installations on it -
> Samba PDC, shared Address Book, etc - for less than say 200 users.
> (Probably maximum half that, but I want some serious margin.)
> Also, perhaps a master and slave LDAP Server, and multiple Samba Servers.
none of this of course has anything to do with samba really...

building it yourself, you really want to leave all the other
libraries/daemons intact and build everything (cyrus-sasl, heimdal,
openssl, db4, openldap) in /usr/local and run it from there and things
are ok but of course, that is not why you use a distribution such as
RHEL or CentOS.

Symas has rpm's [1] (which I have stayed away from since they really are
in the support business, and Buchan Milne has rpm's [2] that he builds
on Mandriva which supposedly work on RHEL/CentOS (I'm speaking of
openldap 4.3.x rpm's) but I've never used Buchan's rpm's either...I have
built all from source in /usr/local following Quanah Gibson's
instructions [3] but I only do that on RHEL 3/CentOS 3 systems and for
small companies, I simply stick with 2.2.13 distribution rpm's but you
do have to be careful about things such as regularly doing a slapcat the
database, configuring DB_CONFIG for db4, live with shortcomings such as
no automatic recovery from bad shutdowns, and slurp replication instead
of the newer sync_replication options.


[1] http://www.symas.com/

[2] http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mirrors/buchan/openldap/


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