Hi, I'm new to OpenLDAP.

Pulled down the current 2.6 release to a Debian target and am having trouble figuring out how to build the backend modules for dynamic use.

What I did:

1. Downloaded openldap-2.6.0.tgz and extracted the source on my Debian target.


2. configured the 'build' via (output indicated it was successful) :

./configure --enable-sql=no --enable-wt=no --enable-spasswd=yes --enable-passwd=yes --enable-perl=yes --enable-crypt=yes --enable-ldap=yes --enable-slapd=yes --enable-ppolicy=yes --enable-otp=yes --enable-auditlog=yes  --enable-modules=yes --with-cyrus-sasl=yes


3. ran 'make depend' (output indicated it was successful).


4. ran 'make' (output indicated it was successful).


5. ran the tests via 'env SLAPD_DEBUG=1 make test' (output indicated it was successful).


6. Installed it via 'su root -c 'make install'


I was able to pretty easily get the slapd server running, create a database (mdb) add users, etc, and access via a remote client.


Once I was able to do that I wanted to enable the ppolicy backend/overlay and have not been able to get this to work.  Looking online it appears I need some 'backend' modules like back-mdb.la, ppolicy.la, etc and I cannot find them anywhere in my build tree.  I had thought the --enable-xxx directives I used in the config step would have forced this to build them, but I guess not.


How do I create these dynamic backend modules and is there any documentation on how to use them in the newer dynamic configuration schema ?


I've attached a file with the output from the steps I performed above.


Thank you




Burt Stampfl


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