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Optional update for novell-ldapext-devel


(Last modified: 11JAN2005)

solutions Optional update for novell-ldapext-devel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d183be567d295e168fe1097e6de8d53f)

Applies to

Package: novell-ldapext-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-9701
Release: 20050111
Obsoletes: none


SLES9 SP1 new packages novell-ldapext-devel



Problem description

novell-ldapext is the set of LDAP extensions that at one time only worked with the the LDAP Libraries for C on NetWare in the Novell Developers Kit. These extensions have now been ported to Linux and are designed to work with the OpenLDAP client libraries.
These extensions allow access to the following directory features:
  • Naming contexts: split, join, get number of entries, abort operation
  • Replicas: add, remove, change type, list on server, return information
  • Replica synchronization: to a specified server, to all replicas, at a specified time
  • Schema synchronization
  • Get effective eDirectory rights for attributes
  • Get DN of logged in caller
  • Restart the LDAP server
  • Event monitoring
All of the naming context and replica functions are synchronous functions. If the naming context or replica is in a state that makes the requested operation possible, eDirectory responds to the client with a successful completion code. eDirectory then completes the operation in the background since some operations on large trees can take hours to complete. Clients can check on the status of the operation by calling the ldap_get_replica_info function.
All of these functions require LDAP extensions on the LDAP server.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh novell-ldapext-devel.rpm

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