Gavin Henry wrote:
Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
Howard Chu firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Use slaptest instead.
Oh, right, I missed that one. Perhaps this is the missing piece in the docs? It's not obvious how to explain it, though. I'm not sure the sentence below is satisfying.
-F slapd-config-directory Specifies the slapd configuration directory. The default is /usr/pkg/share/examples/openldap/slapd.d. If both -f and -F are specified, the config file will be read and converted to config directory format and written to the specified directory before slapd starts regular operations. slaptest(8) can also be used to just perform the conversion.
in slapd(8) in HEAD, the last sentence does say:
"All of the slap tools that use the config options observe this same behavior."
Not just in HEAD. That text has been there since May/June 2005, 2.3 onward.
So that would imply slaptest. But maybe something clearer should be said?
If you'd like to file an ITS, that would be best to track this.
Alternatively, perhaps it's the admin guide that should suggest running slaptest -f -F in order to build the cn=config tree from slapd.conf? It does not seem to contain the upgrade procedure at all.
I've added a placeholder to the cn=config section in the Guide, for me to fill out later:
"Converting from slapd.conf(8) to a cn=config directory format"