I'm trying to delete an entry in my ldap database. But when issuing this command I am getting an error:

[root@ldap01:~/ldap] #ldapdelete -v -x  'dn: uid=spencer,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com' -D cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com -W

ldap_initialize( <DEFAULT> )

Enter LDAP Password: 

deleting entry "dn: uid=spencer,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com"

ldap_delete: Invalid DN syntax (34)

        additional info: invalid DN

I find it strange to be getting an 'invalid dn' error as the dn I'm using in the delete command was pulled straight form an ldapsearch:

root@ldap01:~/ldap] #ldapsearch -x -LLL -b dc=example,dc=com 'uid=spencer' dn

dn: uid=spencer,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com

It was a straight copy paste, so I am unsure of why I might be getting this error. Could I please get some help on the syntax I'll need to get the command to work properly?

Thank you,


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