Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150172
Startup failure after database problem
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
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Description of problem:
OpenLDAP 2.2.23 has difficulties in starting-up when __db.00* and
log.00000000001 are initially not present (in
/var/lib/ldap/directory). They are recreated by the startup-procees,
but ownership is wrong (they are owned by root and not by ldap).
OpenLDAP will not start if these files are not owned by ldap !!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. delete __db.00* in /var/lib/ldap/directory
2. delete log.00000000001 in /var/lib/ldap/directory
This problem is made larger by the fact that /etc/init.d/ldap reports that slapd
started successfully even though it didn't!
You are very right !!!
Well, I "solved" the problem by not using bdb as the database, but switch back
to ldbm. This does not scale very well but with <10000 entries, this is not
ps: at this moment running OpenLDAP 2.2.29
openldap-servers-2.3.30-2.fc6 has improved startup checks and stale locks should
not be problem anymore