Bug 967560 - Minor mistakes in the OpenLDAP section
Minor mistakes in the OpenLDAP section
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Deployment_Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jaromir Hradilek
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Reported: 2013-05-27 09:10 EDT by Jan Synacek
Modified: 2013-12-02 17:28 EST (History)
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Description Jan Synacek 2013-05-27 09:10:05 EDT
Document URL: 
https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Deployment_Guide/ch-Directory_Servers.html#s1-OpenLDAP

Section Number and Name: 
17.1.3. Configuring an OpenLDAP Server

Describe the issue: 
The very first sentence under the Table 17.5 says:
"Note that OpenLDAP no longer reads its configuration from the /etc/openldap/slapd.conf file."

This is not true. The slapd daemon reads from this file if there is no /etc/openldap/slapd.d directory (meaning that the newer and officially supported documentation format is not used; the old deprecated slapd.conf is used instead). If both are present, slapd.d configuration will be used.

Also, another sentence says:
"If you have an existing slapd.conf file from a previous installation, you can convert it to the new format by running the following command:"

I would add that this conversion is done automatically during updates when slapd.conf is found and slapd.d is not. When this conversion is done during an update, slapd.conf is renamed to slapd.conf.bak.

Suggestions for improvement: 
See above. Feel free to improve the wording;)
Comment 1 Jaromir Hradilek 2013-05-27 10:13:20 EDT
Thank you very much for taking the time to report this issue!

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