Move old ldap auth solution from main?

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Wed Jan 7 15:15:02 UTC 2015

On 07.01.2015 12:04, Robie Basak wrote:
> 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 I noticed that libnss-ldap was no longer maintained upstream* (and has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!).

SSSD offers much more than the old lib*-ldap packages ever did, and is
easier to set up. That's why it was requested to be moved to main..

>> The ldap-auth-* packages are custom to Ubuntu.
> I vote to deprecate and remove these if nobody is looking after them.

yep, kill them


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