Move old ldap auth solution from main?

Robie Basak robie.basak at
Wed Jan 7 10:04:50 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 02:25:13PM -0500, Bryan Quigley wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that libnss-ldap was no longer maintained upstream* (and has
> a good amount of bugs) and has good replacements available (sssd, but
> libnss-ldap*d* also works) so I thought it might be a good candidate
> to move out of main in Vivid.
> In Ubuntu it's also dependent on libpam-ldap, ldap-auth-config and
> ldap-client-config.  The ldap-auth-* packages are custom to Ubuntu.
> All would have to be moved out to universe (or none).
> Thoughts?

+1, assuming that sssd is a suitable replacement. Are there any
important use cases that sssd cannot cover? Is sssd use in Ubuntu well
enough documented now? I note it's in main already (that was your doing
IIRC - thanks!).

> The ldap-auth-* packages are custom to Ubuntu.

I vote to deprecate and remove these if nobody is looking after them.

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