My problem was that I didn't read the slapd.conf man page top to bottom.
I already knew how to set a directory and was only looking for
information on syncrepl and chain since those things were new to me.
I'm not trying to insult the openldap documentation, I just made a
mistake and the information I needed (or should have known) just wasn't
provided where I was looking. I sent this out mostly so that if someone
else is having the same problem a search will pick up my message and
help them out rather than having to ask and getting told to RTFM. I
thought I had, evidently just not the right manual.
Behalf Of Dave Horsfall
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 5:16 PM
To: OpenLDAP Software List
Subject: Re: Overlay chain formatting
On Thu, 20 Dec 2007, Justin Lambert wrote:
I have spent the last week off and on trying to figure out why my
overlay was not working correctly. I tried all combinations of it
I could find and finally found out that the parser of the slapd.conf
file is picky about spacing. I was trying to make my config file look
nice by indenting the options under "overlay chain" only to
many frustrating hours that you cannot do that! I didn't find
that that was explicitly documented (even though all of the examples
were not formatted that way). I finally caught it when I upgraded to
2.4.7 wondering if there was a bug and slaptest gave a very unhelpful
error, but it did help me narrow it down. Hopefully this will save
someone my same frustrations.
If a line begins with white space, it is considered a continuation
the previous line. Blank lines and comment lines beginning with a
character are ignored. Note: continuation lines are unwrapped
comment processing is applied.
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