[Dovecot] Large LDAP changes - testing needed

Gerard Seibert gerard at seibercom.net
Sat Nov 4 17:55:34 UTC 2006

On Saturday 04 November 2006 12:20, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> On Sat, 2006-11-04 at 10:07 -0700, Stephen Warren wrote:
> > Timo Sirainen wrote:
> > > I did quite large changes related to this and other auth_bind related
> > > things. All of it is untested unfortunately, because I haven't
> > > bothered to figure out why my OpenLDAP server installation is broken
> > > (and I really don't want to spend time figuring it out either).
> >
> > Surely the code-base should be pretty much frozen except for bug-fixes,
> > since we're already *way* into an extremely protracted RC series.
> >
> > I understand this change was to fix an existing bug, but it sounds like
> > the change was far more than a simple bug fix. Major code rewrites,
> > especially without any testing, don't seem right at this stage in the
> > game.
> In general I agree, but there wasn't any simple fix for this bug, except
> to just tell people that auth_bind sort of works but not really. And
> since so many people have wanted auth binds for a long time, I think
> it's better to fix it now than to hear complains about it for a long
> time.

I'll drink to that! Seriously though, if you know the problem exists, then 
there is really no good reason to procrastinate. Fix it and get it over 


I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
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