[blfs-support] Correction to OpenLDAP wiki
quanah at zimbra.com
Mon Mar 23 13:42:53 PDT 2015
The wiki located here:
needs some updating. It specifically recommends that people apply patches
that should be not used. Specifically, it patches OpenLDAP to build
against BDB 6.x. BDB 6.x have a hostile licensing change made by Oracle
that makes BDB unusable with OpenLDAP. Having people patch their OpenLDAP
build to support BDB 6 means that they are then liable to a visit from
Oracle's lawyers and general extortion to feed the Oracle coffers. There
is a reason the OpenLDAP foundation removes support for BDB 6.x and later.
The default backend for OpenLDAP is LMDB, and is what should be used and
recommended by linux from scratch.
Thanks for your prompt attention to the issue.
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