On 04/05/18 15:30, Matthew Seaman wrote: > On 05/04/2018 13:35, Per olof Ljungmark wrote: >> >> Quoting Matthew Seaman <matt...@freebsd.org>: >> >>> Dear all, >>> >>> I've maintained the net/phpldapadmin port for _many_ years. >>> Unfortunately this project seems to have ceased development upstream. >>> There hasn't been a new release for more than 5 years, nor any sign >>> of life from the original developer over much the same timespan. PLA >>> still just about works, but it is lacking in support for more recent >>> versions of PHP and generally sufferring from lack of love. >>> >>> I'm beginning to think that it is about time to take this port around >>> the back of the barn and administer the coup-de-grace. There are >>> other graphical front-ends to LDAP directories available, such as >>> 'LDAP Account Manager' https://www.ldap-account-manager.org/lamcms/ >>> (in ports as sysutils/ldap-account-manager), so people won't be left >>> entirely out to dry. >>> >>> What do people think? Is it time to deprecate and expire PLA, or is >>> there a diehard core of users for whom PLA will need to be ripped >>> from their cold, dead hands? >> >> One diehard here... hands still warm... >> >> Have tried ldap-account-manager but does not suit my need at all. >> Unless anyone has a better suggestion for a lightweight web-based >> utility I vote for it to stay. > > I have a vague recollection of a web-based LDAP front end written in > python, but I entirely failed to make any sort of proper note about what > it was called... > >> I did an install just a month ago on php71 so not sure about "lacking >> in support for more recent >> versions of PHP", do you have any specifics? > > Yes, sure. PLA sufferred from the upstream deprecation of mcrypt within > PHP. We've added local patches to work around the problem -- these have > been obtained "from the net", basically a corps of PLA users supporting > it in an ad-hoc fashion between themselves. As the dropping of mcrypt > affected core functionality like *logging in*, you might think upstream > would patch the core distribution and make a new release fairly rapidly, > but there's absolutely no sign of that. > > Personally I'm fairly happy to leave PLA to hum along to itself for the > time being, but if future changes to PHP render it unusable, or if there > are nasty security bugs discovered and no fixes available, I'm going to > have to reconsider.
The Python based tool is probably web2ldap, I will try it out but the port version lags upstream a bit. A bit of googling shows that there is most likely enough users of phpldapadmin so that patches will be available to make it php72-safe. //per _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-ports To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-ports-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"