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Bug 185700 - Please compile with LDAP option
Please compile with LDAP option
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 170848
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sudo (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-03-16 17:50 EST by jeff+redhat
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-16 18:06:56 EST
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Description jeff+redhat 2006-03-16 17:50:19 EST
Description of problem:
It would be nice if the version of sudo distributed with RHEL had the LDAP
option for sudo. Right now you either need to maintain a seperate sudoers file
for each server or distribute an updated file to every server when any change is
made. If the LDAP option was available. At the least please provide a second
build that can be installed instead of the main sudo package. (This is the
approach debian has taken. It has both a sudo and a sudo-ldap package. See

The upstream page about ldap support is at
Comment 1 Karel Zak 2006-03-16 18:06:56 EST
This request has beem already rejected for RHEL4. See bug #170848. The RHEL5
seems like better idea.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 170848 ***
Comment 2 jeff+redhat 2006-03-16 18:12:02 EST
I'm getting an access denied error on that bug. Can you either open it up for
access or tell me what it says?
Comment 3 Karel Zak 2006-03-16 18:23:34 EST
It seems like risk do this kind of change for package like sudo when we talk
about __update__ to already stable distribution (like RHEL4). We prefer only
real bug fixes. I think you understand that reliability and stability is more
important. We will probably support sudo+ldap in RHEL5. Sorry.
Comment 4 jeff+redhat 2006-03-16 18:25:26 EST
When I filled this bug I wasn't talking about adding it to RHEL4. I was
suggesting that it be supported when RHEL5 was released.

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