Full_Name: Ryan Steele
OS: Ubuntu 8.04 LTD
Submission from: (NULL) (220.127.116.11)
According to chapter 5 of the admin guide, "some of the backends and of the
distributed overlays do not support runtime configuration yet. In those
the old style slapd.conf(5) file must be used." However, there
documentation on which backends and overlays do and don't have said support.
Without grokking the code, it is a trial-and-error operation at best.
Point taken. I'm pretty sure they all do now. Will check and update that
Also, there is no documentation on how to add overlay-specific
pages or otherwise). Take, for example, autogroup-attrset; the
directive is only described in autogroup.c, and nowhere else. This is not
only instance of missing module documentation, but it should give a
of where to look.
Some of the contribs one don't come with a man page unfortunately. Core ones
I'll look into the relevant sections and add one or two examples.
Of course, grepping the code is easy enough, but you shouldn't
have to do
to learn how to achieve simple configurations. If there's going
to be a
fundamental paradigm shift from slapd.conf to cn=config, there has to be
documentation (man pages, admin guide sections, et. al.) on the appropriate
methods for achieving what once was done through slapd.conf. IMHO, that
include concrete examples, such as the following, pulled from the
The following LDIF could be used to add [the auditlog] overlay to cn=config
(adjust to suit):
Well there are two places that talk about how to convert from slapd.conf to
cn=config formats. In the guide and man pages, so that is the best way to do a
full conversion and see the end result.
Where would you like to see these added?
Thanks for the feedback as always!