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Old 07-08-2009, 06:19 AM   #1
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How to install POSIX REGEX software


I am trying to install openLDAP and find that POSIX REGEX is a required package to be installed before installing openLDAP.

Can anyone let me know which package I need to install for this?

Any help is much appreciated!!

Just to add, am using CentOS 5.3
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Prem

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Old 07-08-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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If you install using the package manager, then the dependencies will be handled automatically.

I've installed openLDAP on several machines and I've never seen a package called "POSIX REGEX". Google finds this name in some PHP articles, plus what appears to be a Perl module. At a glance, some of them look like Regex checker utilities. I can't imagine why this would be needed for openLDAP.

Please tell us how you are installing openLDAP and post the exact error messages.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 04:44 AM   #3
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I am not sure what the package name of that sofware is. But this is what "ReadMe" shows

"REQUIRED SOFTWARE
Building OpenLDAP Software requires a number of software packages
to be preinstalled. Additional information regarding prerequisite
software can be found in the OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide.

Base system (libraries and tools):
Standard C compiler (required)
Cyrus SASL 2.1.21+ (recommended)
OpenSSL 0.9.7+ (recommended)
Reentrant POSIX REGEX software (required)"

Have attached the readme for your reference.

So as you can see it shows "POSIX REGEX" as a required software.

Also there isn't any problem I faced during the installation. Since I coudln't find any detailed info (just like you did in google) I was concerned if that would cause any problem during or post installation.

Installation is successful but I am not sure what are the problems likely to pop up if REGEX package is not included.

Basic LDAP operation is successful though.

Cheers,
Prem
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:39 AM   #4
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I guess one could read "Reentrant POSIX REGEX software" to mean a generic TYPE of SW---and not a specific package. But, if OpenLDAP is working, then all is well, n'est-ce pas?

Out of curiousity, why did you have to compile it? Doesn't your repository have OpenLDAP (or something equivalent)? On this system (Mepis) it's called "ldap-utils".
 
Old 07-13-2009, 11:52 AM   #5
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No I build this system initially as a standalone one (only for my personal use) rather than as a server. Now this is slowly changing to play a server role (thanks to the recession).

If I may ask you, since I am new to open LDAP, I am trying to understand what role does this Indices play in "Slapd.conf". ("#Indices to maintain for this database")

If you can help me with a good link that speaks about slap.conf in detail (for novices) it would be really helpful.
 
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It looks like "slapd.conf" relates to an LDAP server. I have no experience with this, but Google produces lots of hits using "slapd.conf".
 
  


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