On 25.4.2013 08:51, Martin Kosek wrote:
On 04/24/2013 08:02 PM, Rob Crittenden wrote:
Jan Cholasta wrote:
On 24.4.2013 14:54, Martin Kosek wrote:
On 04/24/2013 02:51 PM, Rob Crittenden wrote:
Jan Cholasta wrote:

On 23.4.2013 12:28, Tomas Babej wrote:

We should respect already configured options present in
/etc/openldap/ldap.conf when generating our own configuration.
With this patch, we only rewrite URI, BASE and TLS_CACERT options.


the changeConf call will fail when the file does not exist, we might
want to handle that gracefully.


We also need to handle the case where these items are already
defined. I'm
honestly not sure what the behavior should be: overwrite, warn and


I am also thinking that we may want to be more cautious before
updating this
file. AFAIK, we do not need the updated file for our function, its
only updated
for user convenience so that he can run ldapsearches more easily.

I see several options here that could help this goal:
1) Update ldap.conf if BASE and URI and TLS_CACERT only if these
options are
not set. If the options are already set, we could just print a note
that we
skipped it. When I see my vanilla /etc/openldap/ldap.conf, it has
these options
commented out, so it should be possible to implement this check.

2) Do ldap.conf changes only if a new special option is passe (e.g.

3) Do not update ldap.conf when a new special option is not passed (e.g.


If we don't need the file for our function, we can just not configure it
at all IMO. We can document how to configure it for users who want it.

It was an RFE that we create this file. It is handy to have pre-configured, I
like having it actually.

We just need to try to have a gentler touch than my first crack at it, which
overwrote it completely. I think #1 is probably enough for now. I'm not sure I
want to add two new options this late in the game, and the client already has a
lot of knobs.


Yeah, I also agree that 1) is enough. It will not add any more options and will
let us be more gentle and respectful to already existent custom user settings
in ldap.conf. So Tomas, this seems like the way to go :-)


I don't see the point of updating only some of these values. What about

4) Update BASE and URI and TLS_CACERT, comment any old settings out.



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