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Briefly, you should edit the include/ldapconfig.h.edit and Make-common files to contain the site-specific configuration your site requires before making. The next sections discuss these steps in more detail.
This option controls whether slapd and slurpd get built at all. You should set it to yes, like this:SLAPD_BACKENDS
MAKE_SLAPD = yes
This option controls which slapd backend databases get built. You should set it to one or more of the following:
- This is the main backend. It is a high-performance disk-based database suitable for handling up to a million entries or so. See the LDBMBACKEND and LDBMLIB options below.
- This is a simple search-only backend that can be pointed at an /etc/passwd file. It is intended more as an example than as a real backend.
- This backend allows the execution of arbitrary system administrator-defined commands in response to LDAP queries. The commands to execute are defined in the configuration file. See Appendix B for more information on writing shell backend programs.
Example to enable the LDBM and SHELL backends only:LDBMBACKEND
SLAPD_BACKENDS= -DLDAP_LDBM -DLDAP_SHELL
The default is to build all three backends. Note that building a backend only means that it can be enabled through the configuration file, not that it will automatically be enabled.
This option should only be defined if you have enabled the LDBM backend as described above. The LDBM backend relies on a low-level hash or B-tree package for its underlying database. This option selects which package it will use. The currently supported options in order of preference are:
This option enables the Berkeley DB package btree database as the LDBM backend. You can get this package from
-DLDBM_USE_DBHASH This option enables the Berkeley DB package hash database as the LDBM backend. You can get this package from
-DLDBM_USE_GDBM This option enables GNU dbm as the LDBM backend. You can get this package from
This option enables the standard UNIX ndbm(3) package as the LDBM backend. This package should come standard on your UNIX system. man ndbm for details.
Example to enable the Berkeley DB Btree backend:LDBMLIB
The default is -DLDBM_USE_NDBM, since it is the only one available on all UNIX systems. NDBM has some serious limitations, though (not thread-safe, severe size limits), and you are strongly encouraged to use one of the other packages if you can.
NOTES TO SOLARIS USERS: If you are running under Solaris 2.x and linking in an external database package (e.g., db or gdbm) it is very important that you compile the package with the - D_REENTRANT flag. If you do not, bad things will happen.
If you are using version 1.85 or earlier of the Berkeley db package, you will need to apply the patch found in build/db.1.85.patch to the db source before compiling it. You can do this with a command like this from the db source area:
patch -p < ldap-source-directory/build/db.1.85.patch
This option should only be defined if you have enabled the LDBM backend as described above, and the necessary library for the LDBMBACKEND option you chose above is not part of the standard C library (i.e., anything other than NDBM). This option specifies the library to link containing the package you selected, and optionally, its location.THREADS
Example to link with libdb.a, contained in /usr/local/lib:
LDBMLIB= -L/usr/local/lib -ldb
This option is normally set automatically in the Make-platform file, based on the platform on which you are building. You do not normally need to set it. If you want to use a non-default threads package, you can specify the appropriate -Ddefine to enable it here.THREADSLIB
This option is normally set automatically in the Make-platform file, based on the platform on which you are building. You do not normally need to set it. If you have set THREADS to a non-default threads package as described above, you can specify the appropriate - Ldirectory flag and - llibname flag needed to link the package here.PHONETIC
This option controls the phonetic algorithm used by slapd when doing approximate searches. The default is to use the metaphone algorithm. You can have slapd use the soundex algorithm by setting this variable to - DSOUNDEX.
This define sets the location of the default slapd configuration file. Normally, it is set to $(ETCDIR)/slapd.conf, where ETCDIR comes from Make-common.SLAPD_DEFAULT_SIZELIMIT
This define sets the default size limit on the number of entries returned from a search. This option is configurable via the tailor file, but if you want to change the default, do it here.SLAPD_DEFAULT_TIMELIMIT
This define sets the default time limit for a search. This option is configurable via the tailor file, but if you want to change the default, do it here.SLAPD_PIDFILE
This define sets the location of the file to which slapd will write its process ID when it starts up.SLAPD_ARGSFILE
This define sets the location of the file to which slapd will write its argument vector when it starts up.SLAPD_MONITOR_DN
This define sets the distinguished name used to retrieve monitoring information from slapd. See section 7 for more details.SLAPD_LDBM_MIN_MAXIDS
This define is only relevant to the LDBM backend. It sets the minimum number of entry IDs that an index entry will contain before it becomes an allIDs entry. See Section 9.1 for more details.
You should examine the output of this command carefully to make sure everything is built correctly. Note that this command builds the LDAP libraries and associated clients as well as slapd and slurpd.
Note that the LDAP distribution can support making for multiple platforms from a single source tree. If you want to do this, consult the INSTALL file in the top level distribution directory.
You should examine the output of this command carefully to make sure everything is installed correctly. Slapd, slurpd, and their configuration files, slapd.conf, slapd.at.conf, and slapd.oc.conf will be installed in the ETCDIR directory you specified in the Make-common file.
This command will install the entire LDAP distribution. If you only want to install slapd and slurpd, you could do something like this:
(cd servers/slapd; make install)NOTE: The installation process installs configuration files as well as binaries. Existing configuration files are first moved to a name with a dash '-' appended, e.g., slapd.conf is moved to slapd.conf-. If you install things twice, however, you can lose your existing configuration files.
(cd servers/slurpd; make install)
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