On Tue, 07 Oct 2014, Ludwig Krispenz wrote:

On 10/07/2014 12:39 PM, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
On Tue, 07 Oct 2014, Ludwig Krispenz wrote:

On 10/07/2014 12:12 PM, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
On Tue, 07 Oct 2014, Ludwig Krispenz wrote:
Hi Alex,

slapi_attr_set_valueset() calls slapi_valueset_set_valueset(), but this does not free the existing values,
Here is the problem, I cannot free original values as
slapi_attr_get_valueset() returns a copy and I never can get access to
the original Slapi_ValueSet.
good point.

I only can get access to the original Slapi_Value** array which means I
could manipulate its content but that probably require resizing it and
thus changing a pointer vs->va, to which I don't have access anyway.
you should never do this, a valueset contains more data than va
How can we fix this?
the best thing would probably be to fix slapi_attr_set_valueset or adding a new api function which frees teh old valueset, but this would add a dependency to specific DS version
What about something like this:

slapi_valueset_set_valueset(Slapi_ValueSet *vs1, const Slapi_ValueSet
   if ((vs1 != NULL) && (vs1->num != 0)) {

Another option is to fix slapi_attr_set_valueset():

slapi_attr_set_valueset(Slapi_Attr *a, const Slapi_ValueSet *vs)
   if (a->a_present_values->num != 0) {
      slapi_valueset_set_valueset( &a->a_present_values, vs);
  return 0;

Other uses of slapi_valueset_set_valueset() are operating on newly
created Slapi_ValueSet instances.
both will be ok (for me), but we have to commit it first and you depend on that version.

a more clumsy way would be to get the values and then use slapi_entry_attr_replace_sv() which would free the attr and recreate it
Actually, you pointed me to a better solution:

 /* Replace the attribute's value with the override */
  result = slapi_entry_attr_exists(entry, override_type);
  if (result == 0) {
       result = slapi_attr_get_values(override_attr, &override_valueset);
       result = slapi_entry_attr_delete_sv(entry, override_type, NULL);
       result = slapi_entry_add_valueset(entry, override_type, 

slapi_entry_delete_values_sv(entry, attr, NULL) will clear whole
attribute and then I can add the valueset. This, unfortunately, works
via iterating over the whole valueset and adding values one by one but
in our case it would be most likely a single element anyway.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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