[389-announce] Announcing 389 Directory Server version

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389 Directory Server[http://directory.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/]

The 389 Directory Server team is proud to announce 389-ds-base version

This is an alpha version of Rpm packages are available to download from http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=5243486 for F19 and http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=5243528 for F18.

We encourage you to test and provide feedback to the 389-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx mailing list.

Please note that the official 389-ds-base-1.3.1 will be supported on Fedora 19 and newer.

The new packages and versions are:

  • 389-ds-base-

Highlights in

  • Plug-in Transaction Support
  • Normalized DN Cache
  • Configurable Allowed SASL Mechanisms
  • SASL Mapping Improvements
  • Configurable SASL Buffer
  • Replication Retry Settings
  • Instance Script Improvements
  • Access Log Analyzer Improvements

Installation and Upgrade

First, download packages using yum install

yum install

Then, download 389-ds-base- rpm files from here for F19 or here for F18.


To install the rpm files, run rpm command as follows.

rpm -Uvh 389-ds-base-<arch>.rpm 389-ds-base-libs-<arch>.rpm

After install completes, run setup-ds-admin.pl to set up your directory server.


To upgrade, use yum upgrade

yum upgrade

Then, download 389-ds-base- rpm files from http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=5243486 for F19 and http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=5243528 for F18.

389-ds-base-<arch>.rpm 389-ds-base-libs-<arch>.rpm

To install the rpm files, run rpm command as follows.

rpm -Uvh 389-ds-base-<arch>.rpm 389-ds-base-libs-<arch>.rpm

After upgrade completes, run setup-ds-admin.pl -u to update your directory server/admin server/console information.

setup-ds-admin.pl -u

See Install_Guide for more information about the initial installation, setup, and upgrade

See Source for information about source tarballs and SCM (git) access.


We are very interested in your feedback!

Please provide feedback and comments to the 389-users mailing list: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/389-users

If you find a bug, or would like to see a new feature, file it in our Trac instance: https://fedorahosted.org/389

Detailed Changelog since 1.3.0

  • Ticket 332 - Command line perl scripts should attempt most secure connection type first
  • Ticket 342 - better error message when cache overflows
  • Ticket 417 - RFE - forcing passwordmustchange attribute by non-cn=directory manager
  • Ticket 419 - logconv.pl - improve memory management
  • Ticket 422 - 389-ds-base - Can't call method "getText"
  • Ticket 433 - multiple bugs in start-dirsrv, stop-dirsrv, restart-dirsrv scripts
  • Ticket 458 - RFE - Make it possible for privileges to be provided to an admin user to import an LDIF file containing hashed passwords
  • Ticket 471 - logconv.pl tool removes the access logs contents if "-M" is not correctly used
  • Ticket 487 - Possible to add invalid attribute values to PAM PTA plugin configuration
  • Ticket 502 - setup-ds.pl script should wait if "semanage.trans.LOCK" presen
  • Ticket 505 - use lock-free access name2asi and oid2asi tables (additional)
  • Ticket 508 - lock-free access to FrontendConfig structure
  • Ticket 511 - allow turning off vattr lookup in search entry return
  • Ticket 525 - Introducing a user visible configuration variable for controlling replication retry time
  • Ticket 528 - RFE - get rid of instance specific scripts
  • Ticket 529 - dn normalization must handle multiple space characters in attributes
  • Ticket 532 - RUV is not getting updated for both Master and consumer
  • Ticket 533 - only scan for attributes to decrypt if there are encrypted attrs configured
  • Ticket 534 - RFE: Add SASL mappings fallback
  • Ticket 537 - Improvement of range search
  • Ticket 539 - logconv.pl should handle microsecond timing
  • Ticket 543 - Sorting with attributes in ldapsearch gives incorrect result
  • Ticket 545 - Segfault during initial LDIF import: str2entry_dupcheck()
  • Ticket 547 - Incorrect assumption in ndn cache
  • Ticket 550 - posix winsync will not create memberuid values if group entry become posix group in the same sync interval
  • Ticket 551 - Multivalued rootdn-days-allowed in RootDN Access Control plugin always results in access control violation
  • Ticket 552 - Adding rootdn-open-time without rootdn-close-time to RootDN Acess Control results in inconsistent configuration
  • Ticket 558 - Replication - make timeout for protocol shutdown configurable
  • Ticket 561 - disable writing unhashed#user#password to changelog
  • Ticket 563 - DSCreate.pm: Error messages cannot be used in the if _expression_ since they could be localized.
  • Ticket 565 - turbo mode and replication - allow disable of turbo mode
  • Ticket 571 - server does not accept 0 length LDAP Control sequence
  • Ticket 574 - problems with dbcachesize disk space calculation
  • Ticket 583 - dirsrv fails to start on reboot due to /var/run/dirsrv permissions
  • Ticket 585 - Behaviours of "db2ldif -a <filename>" and "db2ldif.pl -a <filename>" are inconsistent
  • Ticket 587 - Replication error messages in the DS error logs
  • Ticket 588 - Create MAN pages for command line scripts
  • Ticket 600 - Server should return unavailableCriticalExtension when processing a badly formed critical control
  • Ticket 603 - A logic error in str2simple
  • Ticket 604 - Required attribute not checked during search operation
  • Ticket 608 - Posix Winsync plugin throws "posix_winsync_end_update_cb: failed to add task entry" error message
  • Ticket 611 - logconv.pl missing stats for StartTLS, LDAPI, and AUTOBIND
  • Ticket 612 - improve dbgen rdn generation, output
  • Ticket 613 - ldclt: add timestamp, interval, nozeropad, other improvements
  • Ticket 616 - High contention on computed attribute lock
  • Ticket 618 - Crash at shutdown while stopping replica agreements
  • Ticket 620 - Better logging of error messages for 389-ds-base
  • Ticket 621 - modify operations without values need to be written to the changelog
  • Ticket 622 - DS logging errors "libdb: BDB0171 seek: 2147483648: (262144 * 8192) + 0: No such file or directory
  • Ticket 631 - Replication: "Incremental update started" status message without consumer initialized
  • Ticket 633 - allow nsslapd-nagle to be disabled, and also tcp cork
  • Ticket 47299 - allow cmdline scripts to work with non-root user
  • Ticket 47302 - get rid of sbindir start/stop/restart slapd scripts
  • Ticket 47303 - start/stop/restart dirsrv scripts should report and error if no instances
  • Ticket 47304 - reinitialization of a master with a disabled agreement hangs
  • Ticket 47311 - segfault in db2ldif(trigger by a cleanallruv task)
  • Ticket 47312 - replace PR_GetFileInfo with PR_GetFileInfo64
  • Ticket 47315 - filter option in fixup-memberof requires more clarification
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