Not to beat a dead horse and not to bash on Debian (personally Debian is the only distro I use), but to further help other people make a decision as to which version they should/may want to install: the slapd package included with Debian or the latest version from source:

The Debian community is fully aware of the numerous issues with their OpenLDAP package and acknowledges that it needs work, they have also been asking for help with OpenLDAP for some time (1878 days according to their "work-needing packages" list):

openldap (#512360), requested 1878 days ago
     Description: OpenLDAP server, libraries, and utilities
     Reverse Depends: 389-admin 389-ds-base 389-ds-base-dev
       389-ds-base-libs 389-dsgw adcli alpine am-utils aolserver4-nsldap
       apache2-bin (200 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 163954
As the entry specifies bug #512360 in the BTS gives additional information about what work is needed:


On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 11:32 AM, Quanah Gibson-Mount <> wrote:
--On Monday, March 17, 2014 9:00 AM +0100 Ulrich Windl <> wrote:

Dieter Klünter<> schrieb am 14.03.2014 um 21:50 in
Am Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:27:10 +0100
schrieb "Ulrich Windl" <>:

>>> Quanah Gibson-Mount <> schrieb am 13.03.2014 um
>>> 19:03 in
Nachricht <34E9E18C6D0A7C6D92162635@[]>:
> --On Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:56 PM -0500
> wrote:
>> Version 2.4.31-1+nmu2
>> Plain syncrepl.
>> As I said I hope to be upgrading to the latest version in the next
>> couple of months.  Right now I need to get through this problem
>> the best I can.
> Known issue with 2.4.31.  Solution is to upgrade and stop using the
> crap shipped by Debian.  The LTB project now has a deb repository
> for their builds, I'd advise investigating switching to using it.

A: >> One could also file a bug report for Debian, I guess.

B: > Rubbish, have you ever seen a Debian or Ubuntu maintainer posting to
this mailing list?

C: > Actually there is no qualified Debian or Ubuntu maintainer.

What has A to do with B, and how can you conclude C from A or B?

B obviously has to do with A.  A qualified maintainer would maintain some presence with the upstream project.

C you can conclude from years of interacting with the Debian project, like I have.



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