I have done the exact same thing. And you can control where data is at
through your configuration files. As far as the other directories that
change, you definitely want to use folders other than what the distro
version uses. That way you do not overwrite files that other systems may
need. Make sure you have a good backup of your config and your data. I
did remove the existing version before I installed the current version.
This is also a good time to look at tuning your setup as far as your your
replication if you are doing that. There are some great people on this
list that were very helpful in getting me going, especially since I am (as
I considor myself) a noob to openldap.
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From: Philip Colmer <philip.colmer(a)linaro.org>
Date: 12/06/2013 05:41 AM
Subject: Upgrading from Ubuntu-packaged 2.4.28 to self-built 2.4.38
Sent by: openldap-technical-bounces(a)OpenLDAP.org
Our current implementation of OpenLDAP is Ubuntu 12.04 running version
2.4.28 which has been installed as a package.
To upgrade to 2.4.38, it looks like I need to remove that package and
then install my own built binaries.
Has anyone gone through this process before and got any tips/notes to
share? I'm particularly thinking that there will be some path changes
to contend with. For example, my main HDB database seems to be in
/var/lib/ldap but the migration steps suggest that everything is in
Clearly I can work through this but if someone has already done it and
can share lessons learnt, that would be much appreciated.
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