vela at debian.org
Thu May 10 13:43:31 CEST 2007
Michael Ströder <michael at stroeder.com> writes:
> Matej Vela wrote:
>> If you'd like to compile your own, apply the Debian patch from
> This is quite a large patch set. I worry that somebody here claims to
> use python-ldap 2.3 but it's heavily patched like this.
I'm not sure how closely you looked, but most of it is packaging-related
-- the equivalent of an RPM .spec file.
debian/patches/openldap_2.1.diff is the one exception, and it's less that
3 KB. Apart from disabling unsupported option flags (LDAP_OPT_X_TLS_*),
I don't think it significantly alters functionality.
> => I won't give support to Debian users anymore. I simply can't overlook
> all the changes made therein.
I understand. Feel free to direct queries from Debian and Ubuntu users to
<python-ldap at packages.debian.org>. As you can see, I already keep an eye
> Note that even OpenLDAP 2.2 is set to historic status by its developers.
> 2.1 is unmaintained since years. So there are currently no more fixes to
> OpenLDAP 2.2 and prior versions anymore. This also affects the client libs.
> Instead of putting so much effort into preserving backwards compability
> of python-ldap to OpenLDAP 2.1 you should rather do the work to
> consequenty update all Debian packages to use OpenLDAP 2.3. There have
> been so many important fixes in the client libs.
I know. Hopefully this will be fixed in the next release.
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