[aur-general] Substitute nss_ldap/pam_ldap from [Extra] to nss-pam-ldapd

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sat Mar 2 16:13:01 EST 2013

On Sat, Mar 02, 2013 at 01:32:48PM -0300, Thiago Kenji Okada wrote:
> nss-pam-ldapd is actively maintained while nss_ldap/pam_ldap are not
> updated in a while. nss-pam-ldapd is more robust too (I had a similar
> problem like https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/33672 that didn't occur with
> nss-pam-ldapd; and according to that bug report actually a
> nss_ldap/pam_ldap setup is simply broken). According to the author (
> http://arthurdejong.org/nss-pam-ldapd/) nss-pam-ldapd is faster and more
> easily to debug (I didn't measured performance, but indeed nss-pam-ldapd is
> easier to debug, since it's service nslcd have a nice log output). I think
> Fedora and Mageia uses nss-pam-ldapd for default instead nss_ldap/pam_ldap.
> Even our Wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/OpenLDAP_Authentication)
> is recommending nss-pam-ldapd instead of nss_ldap/pam_ldap (actually, if
> you follow our Wiki using nss_ldap/pam_ldap you will have a non-working
> LDAP setup).
> So I suggest to drop nss_ldap/pam_ldap to AUR and put nss-pam-ldapd on
> [Extra] repository.
> -- 
> Thiago Kenji Okada <thiago.mast3r at gmail.com>
> PGP Key: EEC09705

Looks like there's already a feature request:


@Tom and Allan, you guys maintain the packages that would be replaced
here -- either of you have an interest in adopting this?


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