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Re: Removing openldap?

On Thu, 02 Oct 2014 22:56:56 +0400, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
>> openldap is used by postfix, sshd and amd. There is also pam-ldap in
>> pkgsrc that we might want to import into base.
>> All this is only using the client part of openldap.
> I'd like better intergration of LDAP with at least PAM and NSS modules.

Yes, but Thomas' point (which I support) is that unless _you_ commit to 
doing it, it's not going to happen any time soon.

Note that back then, ldap support was a major selling point for an 
all-dynamically linked userland. Statically linking the distribution, 
meanwhile, has been broken for several releases.

I've seen too many things go into the distribution with promises of 
great things to pass ("build it, and they will come"), and then go 
stale. ldap and mdns support are only two of them. 

New subsystems should come with a watchdog timer and zip lines, to be 
cut loose, if the promised development hasn't happened. As a 
side-effect, this might cut bikeshed debates short, since the proof 
will be in the pudding, instead of the hype and fears about it.


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