Tomas Babej wrote:
On 04/25/2013 12:42 PM, Martin Kosek wrote:
On 04/25/2013 12:29 PM, Jan Cholasta wrote:
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

the changeConf call will fail when the file does not exist, we
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 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
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

Not some of them - either all of them (BASE, URI, TLS_CACERT) when
none of them is already configured or none at all.

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


This would still break an existing user configuration, we would just
tell user what we broke :-)



The following version of the patch configures (BASE, URI, TLS_CACERT)
attributes if they are not set.

However, to preserve user-friendliness, our suggested option is added as
an comment. See commit message for details.


Ok, this works as advertised, I just have a general question.

This could enable a mix of IPA and non-IPA settings. In my case I left BASE configured and only URI and TLS_CACERT got set.

This could cause some unexpected results I think, depending on what got changed.

Do we rather want to punt on all of them if any of them can't be updated? This would require a bit more code, and wouldn't be as generic. I just wonder if this would cause subtle failures.


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