Subject: Re: pkg/34183: openldap-server dies silently on startup after fresh install
To: None <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 09/19/2006 08:46:30
On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 08:55:02PM +0000, Christoph Badura wrote:
> It is a well-established pkgsrc tradition that we fix programs in pkgsrc
> and offer the patches upstream, so that they originators can incorporate
> our improvements if they want.  But we don't make our improvments dependend
> on the good-will of the upstream maintainers.

Yes, we *do* fix portability problems, and some bugs we encounter, but we
intententionally *don't* change program design/behaviour as to save people
from surprises when they switch between systems.  As this is not a bug but
a design decision (although I agree it's a poor one), you should discuss it
with the people who designed the program, not those who merely packaged it.

> >  > - slapd fails to start because the permissions on $PKG_SYSCONFDIR/openldap and
> >  > below don't allow slapd to access the files because they aren't group readable.
> >  This dir should be world-readable (755) by default.  Only slapd.conf itself
> >  should be confidential (750 root:ldap).  
> >  > - the file permissions on /var/openldap/openldap-data are wrong, too.
> >  This dir should be created as 700 slapd:ldap.  
> I don't particularly care what the permissions should be. The package
> doesn't set the permissions so that the software actually works.  That
> needs to be fixed in the package.

Ok, let me reword: this dir is *is* created as 700 slapd:ldap.


Did you read the MESSAGE file? (pkg_info -D openldap-server)