openldap  2.5.8
About: OpenLDAP is a suite of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3) servers, clients, utilities, and development tools.
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    For a description of what this distribution contains, see the
    ANNOUNCEMENT file in this directory.  For a description of
    changes from previous releases, see the CHANGES file in this

    This is 2.5 release, it includes significant changes from prior

    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 2.1.27+ (recommended)
        OpenSSL 1.1.1+ (recommended)
        libevent 2.1.8+ (recommended)
        libargon2 or libsodium (recommended)
        Reentrant POSIX REGEX software (required)

        The ARGON2 password hashing module requires either libargon2
        or libsodium
        The LLOADD daemon or integrated slapd module requires
        libevent 2.1.8 or later.

        Depends on package.  See per package README.

    Please see the INSTALL file for basic instructions.  More
    detailed instructions can be found in the OpenLDAP Administrator's
    Guide (see DOCUMENTATION section).

    The OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide is available in the
    guide.html file in the doc/guide/admin directory.  The
    guide and a number of other documents are available at

    The distribution also includes manual pages for most programs
    and library APIs.  See ldap(3) for details.

    The OpenLDAP website is available and contains the latest LDAP
    news, releases announcements, pointers to other LDAP resources,
    etc..  It is located at <>.

    The OpenLDAP Software FAQ is available at

    OpenLDAP Software is user supported.  If you have problems, please
    review the OpenLDAP FAQ <> and
    archives of the OpenLDAP-software and OpenLDAP-bugs mailing lists
    <>.  If you cannot find the answer,
    please enquire on the OpenLDAP-software list.

    Issues, such as bug reports, should be reported using our
    Issue Tracking System <>.  Do not
    use this system for software enquiries.  Please direct these
    to an appropriate mailing list.

    See <> for
    information regarding how to contribute code or documentation
    to the OpenLDAP Project for inclusion in OpenLDAP Software.
    While you are encouraged to coordinate and discuss the development
    activities on the <> mailing list
    prior to submission, it is noted that contributions must be
    submitted using the Issue Tracking System
    <> to be considered.


This work is part of OpenLDAP Software <>.

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