Subject: Re: pkg/34183: openldap-server dies silently on startup after fresh install
To: Christoph Badura <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 09/20/2006 23:26:35
On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 11:13:37PM +0200, Christoph Badura wrote:
> That we don't change program design/behaviour is false no matter how many
> times you repeat it.  It is standard procedure to fix bugs in packages first
> and feed them back upstream later.  We also regularly change default behaviour
> when it suits us.  We have also added new functionality even if it wasn't
> picked up by the upstream maintainers. e.g. the cvs enhancments come to
> mind immediately.

"We" ...  Well, send me patches and I'll be happy to review them.

> On a system that never had that package installed before installing the
> package doesn't result in a working installtion. Worse, the package fails
> without any indication of an error.

It does for me, and it does for others.  Please provide more details than
"it doesn't work", e.g. show me the output of "ls -lR ${OPENLDAP_VARDIR}"
and "${PREFIX}/libexec/slapd -u slapd -d -1" on your fresh install to show
me *what* is wrong.

> I am not asking you to fix it.
> I would appreciate it, though, if you could refrain from telling the
> users of that package "So, the package doesn't work and you're screwed?
> Tough luck. We don't care. We don't have to. We're the pkgsrc people."

You're really encouraging me to help you.  And please keep this discussion
appended to the PR instead of insulting me in private mail, thanks.