Hi Howard,

Thanks so much for trying to help me to resolve this issue; the thing is
that when I initially installed this instance of OpenLDAP, everything came
up, I was able to create some entries, but all of a sudden, I started getting
this error; that said, how do I specify the olcConfigFile to point
to the slapd.conf during runtime inside the slapd.conf



From:        Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com>
To:        Ike Ikonne/Dallas/IBM@IBMUS,
Cc:        openldap-technical@openldap.org
Date:        12/10/2014 02:14 AM
Subject:        Re: Problems starting an instance of openLDAP

Ike Ikonne wrote:
> Hi Howard,
> So, here is my entire slapd.conf file .. just the default
> values.

The error message comes from cn=config trying to set the olcConfigFile
attribute to the name of the slapd.conf file. It's the full pathname of
the file that's relevant here, not its contents.

> Ike Ikonne wrote:
>  > Hi all,
>  >
>  > I am getting the following error message and would like
>  > to know if anyone has any idea as to why I am getting it:
>  >
>  >
>  > 547e04ae line 55 (index telephonenumber)
>  > 547e04ae index telephoneNumber 0x0714
>  > 547e04ae line 56 (index cn)
>  > 547e04ae index cn 0x0714
>  > 547e04af config_back_db_open: No explicit ACL for back-config
>  > configured. Using hardcoded default
>  > 547e04af config_build_attrs: error 21 on olcConfigFile value #0
> error 21 is InvalidSyntax. So what's the value of olcConfigFile?
>  > 547e04af config_build_entry: build "cn=config" failed: ""
>  > 547e04af backend_startup_one (type=config, suffix="cn=config"):
>  > bi_db_open failed! (-1)
>  > 547e04af slapd stopped.
>  >

  -- Howard Chu
  CTO, Symas Corp.          
  Director, Highland Sun    
  Chief Architect, OpenLDAP