OpenLDAP setup on Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at
Fri Feb 5 21:51:33 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Scott Balneaves <sbalneav at>wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 04:16:49PM -0500, David Hopkins wrote:
> > And ... at the risk of raising ire, while setting up the server can be
> > difficult, setting up an ldap client should not be so hard.  IHMO RedHat
> has
> > it done correctly with a simple GUI, enter the ldap server IP address,
> click
> > OK, and you're done.  Doesn't get any simpler.
> Debian, and by extention, debian based distros, have always maintained that
> debconf shall be the way that conf shall be done.  It's more a debconf
> limitation than anything else.

Ahh ....

> I can spend a few minutes this weekend, and get a simplified procedure
> written
> down.  The problem, as with anything to do with LDAP, is in the details.

Very much appreciated.

> > For Ubuntu, which I really want to use as a replacement for my RedHat
> > servers and move to LTSP 5 from 4.2, I have now tried the install 3 times
> > and just the install has behaved differently each time.  Not sure why ..
> I
> > installed the same packages each time.
> Have you been doing apt-get *purge* package?  Otherwise, you're leaving
> conf
> files about, and debconf will be trying to re-use perhaps incorrectly set
> up
> configs.  Getting you nowhere fast.

purge?  Ok, learn something new every day. I'll try uninstalling with the
purge option and try again.

Dave ...
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