On 2010.09.02 11.30, Michael Ströder wrote:
> Howard Chu wrote:
>> cn=config is a slapd database and should be treated as such. The
>> contents are not vanilla LDIF files, and database internals are always
>> subject to change. It was designed to be used like other LDAP databases
>> - using ldap* tools when slapd is running, and using slap* tools when
>> slapd is offline.
> While this is true for normal conditions couldn't there be situations
> where cn=config was tweaked in such a way that the server won't come up
> anymore? In this case tweaking the LDIF directly is an appropriate
"and using slap* tools when slapd is offline."..., no?
Note that slap* actually use the config, here cn=config
(see command-line option -F)...
Actually those situation are likely very rare if one is always tweaking
cn=config via LDAP.