<quote who="Oliver de Peyer">
Well, put it this way, it's not a bug with OpenLDAP but it is a bug with PINE. This seemed like the most appropriate list to post to though since maybe an OpenLDAP user could suggest a workaround.
Ok, but we don't provide support for 3rd Party software integration with OpenLDAP and refer users to the appropriate mailing lists.
Most people would be used to installing Linux applications just using .rpms and will be flummoxed by dependency problems, especially if they are home users. The problem is that PINE needs a library, libldap.so.2, that the more recent versions of OpenLDAP no longer supplies. If there is any easy workaround that the OpenLDAP community can suggest as a workaround, then PINE users would be very grateful.
The work around would be to get upstream to update there lib dependancies.
But to be absolutely clear, yes, it's definitely PINE's bug not OpenLDAP's!
Of course! ;-) But please, seek help on their lists, there's nothing more we can do to help, as it's not a bug with our software.
In answer to your second suggestion, yes, if you know what you're doing it is quite easily to compile from the PINE source and omit OpenLDAP - you can put NOLDAP as a suffix on the relevant build command. That's what I did in the end.
This doesn't help people who are used to just using .rpms though and it doesn't help people who actually want to use OpenLDAP with PINE.
Well, we distribute in source, so we don't provide RPMs. RPMs are supplied for convience by distros, as you know.
I would have posted this to PINE lists as you suggest, but as far as I could make out they don't have email lists per se but only newsgroups. And one of the things I wanted to use PINE was to post to newsgroups... but I couldn't get PINE to work...
All things are pointing towards not using PINE then ;-)
I'll post to their newsgroup from my PC at work, but in the meantime, if anybody on this list has any ideas about solving this problem from and OpenLDAP perspective, then I'd be very grateful.
They look pretty active to me: