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Re: Importing OpenLDAP into base
In article <20080604234021.GA21934%mewburn.net@localhost>,
Luke Mewburn <lukem%NetBSD.org@localhost> wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 10:22:14PM +0200, Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
> | Latest versions (from Oracle which now owns it) have a BSD-derived
> | license with a GPL-like "you must offer to provide the source" clause:
>That GPL-like license condition is is one of the reasons that NetBSD
>hasn't imported ("upgraded") DB 1.x to DB 4.x in the base system.
> | BTW, since people have talked about size: Depending on how you build you
> | can shave a bit more from OpenLDAP than I've seen quoted here. Still
> | quite a chunk though - I get 2.9M on RedHat i686. Only the bdb backend.
> | Remove overlays, static libs, some mostly-superfluous clients, manpages
> | for removed stuff. CFLAGS=-Os. (Most of it can be restored as dynamic
> | modules from non-base packages.)
>As far as I can tell, it's not possible to build the bdb backend
>in OpenLDAP 2.4.9; support was removed a while ago.
>(When I first did a port of OpenLDAP to a NetBSD-like source
>tree, it was OpenLDAP 2.2.x, and that did still support it.)
>An alternative I've considered is using the SQL backend with SQLite.
Our new nvi [*] uses a compatibility shim to be able to use db1 instead of db4.
Perhaps we can make this available for openldap? I am not sure if openldap
is using any features of db4 not in db1, so I don't know if this will work.
[*] and again I hate having 2 copies of vi in the tree. Let's switch to the
new one so it can be tested!
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