ldap installation Server guide implies for default settings that do not happen.

Bug #1239914 reported by Eliezer Croitoru
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Server Guide
Fix Released
Andreas Hasenack

Bug Description

There is a failure in step 3 of the post-install inspection.
I changed the hosts file to match the pattern that the Guide states and then I run:
ldapsearch -x -LLL -H ldap:/// -b dc=example,dc=com dn

with the domain I choose.
I then get a message "No such object (32)"
Which states that the installation doesn't create the directory as it stated in the guide.

Tags: ldap

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Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

I think changing /etc/hosts just to get the right top-level DIT entry is bad.

In any case, what was missing is to actually change the hostname of the machine after changing /etc/hosts and before installing slapd. In other words:

1. change /etc/hosts (for example, slapd.example.com slapd)
2. change hostname: sudo hostname slapd <-- same short name as above
3. test that "hostname -f" returns the long entry in /etc/hosts: slapd.example.com
4. install slapd: sudo apt install slapd
5. revert (1) and (2)

What I will propose in the docs is to use dpkg-reconfigure to change the DIT right after installation, or just accept whatever is your default domain.

Changed in serverguide:
assignee: nobody → Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in serverguide:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in serverguide:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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