Re: Need to revert openldap-server to 2.57

From: Philip Paeps <>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 10:11:10 UTC
On 2021-06-07 17:47:57 (+0800), Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> A bit urgent...
> After updating to openldap-server 2.59 slapd refuses to start, how can 
> I revert to 2.57 with ports and git while troubleshooting the update?

You're probably running into the same issue I ran into this weekend when 
I upgraded the cluster's ldap-master.

The problem we had that openldap24-server since 2.4.58_2 wants to build 
all overlays as modules.  We use the syncprov module in our 
configuration for replication.  That by itself isn't too exciting ... 
except that we also store the configuration inside LDAP.

I rebuilt openldap24-server without DYNAMIC_MODULES and with SYNCPROV.  
That didn't work either because we expect the mdb backend to be loaded 
as a module.  Second try: with DYNAMIC_BACKENDS, without 

Give that a go.

Meanwhile, if you have to downgrade, you can always do a pkg install 


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises