[ARM] libnss-ldap misses softlink /lib/libnss_ldap.so.2

Bug #1022903 reported by arronax23 on 2012-07-10
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libnss-ldap (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Setting up ldap authentification on precise is impossible as the library softlink /lib/libnss_ldap.so.2 is missing. I presume that this spftlink should be created ny the package libnss-ldap.
ln -s /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/nss_ldap.so /lib/libnss_ldap.so.2
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.

/lib/libnss_ldap.so.2 is no longer supposed to exist since we introduced multiarch (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchSpec). But /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_ldap.so should exist, and this is a known bug (bug 1020152). Is this the issue you're facing? You can work around it by creating a symlink from /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_ldap.so to /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_ldap.so.2.

If not, could you please describe in detail exactly what you're trying to do, and what exactly isn't working? Once done, please change the bug status back to New.

Changed in libnss-ldap (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

(In other words, if something is looking for /lib/libnss_ldap.so.2, then that is what contains the bug, not this package. What is looking for /lib/libnss_ldap.so.2?)

arronax23 (christian-goll) wrote :

I stumbled accross the bug, when I tried to get ldap users via
getent passwd
which showed only the local users. A 'strace getent passwd' showed the missing libnss_ldap.so.2. As on x86 systems this library is part of libnss-ldap, I pressumed this bug is linked to it. getent itself is part of

Changed in libnss-ldap (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Please could you post the full strace output of an attempted "getent passwd"? But obfuscate any secrets, of course. Once done, please change the bug status back to New.

Changed in libnss-ldap (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

(using an attachment would be advisable :)

arronax23 (christian-goll) wrote :

Hello Robin,
I have deleted now the soft link to from /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_ldap.so to /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_ldap.so.2 and run a
strace getent passwd
The output is attached

Changed in libnss-ldap (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

From the strace, it does attempt:

open("/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_ldap.so.2", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_ldap.so.2", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

The file should be available in one of these two locations. But libnss-ldap only seems to provide libnss_ldap.so.1 at these locations on armhf, whereas on amd64 it provides libnss_ldap.so.2.

Changed in libnss-ldap (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :
Simon Eisenmann (longsleep) wrote :

Well i hate to say it but his is still a problem.

Creating the following symbolic link fixed ldap nss on Ubuntu 14.04 (armhf):

  ln -s /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/nss_ldap.so /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_ldap.so.2

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Indeed Trusty shipped with 264-2.2ubuntu4, but the bug was fixed in Debian in 264-2.4, so Trusty isn't expected to have the fix. However Vivid has 265-3ubuntu2, so marking this Fix Released.

If you need a fix for Trusty, then an SRU may be possible here. But with such a simple workaround and few users affected, it's probably not worth it. If you disagree, please comment with a justification against https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#When and complete the steps at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#Procedure. Note that that SRU team would need to make a final decision.

Changed in libnss-ldap (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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