[Pkg-openldap-devel] Serious error in the packaging of OpenLDAP 2.3

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Thu Feb 22 06:29:42 UTC 2007

Quanah Gibson-Mount <quanah at stanford.edu> writes:

> Using the .la files is the documented and supported method for loading
> the backends.  If debian is going to choose to not ship them, then
> debian needs to (a) note this major modification in behavior, and (b)
> update all the related man pages and other documentation.  I think it
> makes a lot more sense to support the documented behavior.

> See:

> <http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin23/slapdconf2.html>

> for example.

Rephrasing in less confrontational language:

The OpenLDAP documentation shows examples for loading modules where the
path to the .la file, including the .la at the end, is given in the sample
configuration.  In the absence of .la files, this won't work and users
will be confused.  While Debian could adjust the documentation to match,
it's probably better in this case to ship the .la files so that the
documented examples will work.

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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