Full_Name: Guillaume Rousse
Submission from: (NULL) (188.8.131.52)
In order to build out of tree extensions, such as ppolicy external password
you need additional slapd headers, portable.h and slapd.h (and a bunch of
additional dependant ones), which are currently not installed, and thus
considered as private.
A request to ship those headers was refused by fedora package maintainer,
precisely for this reason:
They gave the right answer. The slap.h header is private and subject to change
The situation ought to be clarified, and some kind of solution found,
maintaining a custom slapd build just to be able to benefit from this
extensability is largely overkill.
Probably this should be discussed on the openldap-devel mailing list. There's
no straightforward solution to this request.
In the case of the LTB password checker module, there's barely any need for
slap.h; the module could easily be tweaked to avoid all references to it.
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