[users] Cacti wants php-ldap

Stefan Radman Stefan.Radman at CTBTO.ORG
Thu Aug 23 17:36:14 CEST 2007


> But it only requires LDAP when you need LDAP functionality. It runs 
> perfectly fine without LDAP as well.
Granted

> We cannot add all possible requirements to a package. That 
That's why it's nice to have subpackages with their own dependencies.
True, in the case of cacti and LDAP this might be overkill.

Probably I should have posted my suggestion on the [suggest] list ;-)

Cheers
Stefab 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dag Wieers [mailto:dag at wieers.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, 23 August, 2007 15:38
> To: Stefan Radman
> Cc: users at lists.rpmforge.net
> Subject: Re: [users] Cacti wants php-ldap
> 
> On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, Stefan Radman wrote:
> 
> > When enabling LDAP support in cacti the screen might stay 
> blank due to
> > the following error:
> >     PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined function ldap_connect() in
> > /var/www/cacti/auth_login.php
> > 
> > Adding 
> >   Requires: php-ldap
> > To the cacti.spec file will avoid this error.
> 
> But it only requires LDAP when you need LDAP functionality. It runs 
> perfectly fine without LDAP as well.
> 
> We cannot add all possible requirements to a package. That 
> would mean that 
> some software requires both mysql and postgresql, or that eg. viewvc 
> requires both cvs and svn.
> 
> That's why RPM desperately needs Suggests or similar functionality.
> 
> Kind regards,
> --   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
> [Any errors in spelling, tact or fact are transmission errors]
> 



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