OpenLDAP Server 2.4.39 upgrade loses syslog

Dr. Peter Voigt pvoigt at
Thu Mar 20 23:37:16 UTC 2014

Am Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:32:42 +1100
schrieb John Marshall <john.marshall at>:

> I just upgraded the net/openldapserver port (r348655) and discovered
> that the server did not open a syslog socket, so no logging.  I
> checked the configure output and confirmed that --enable-syslog was
> correctly auto-detecting syslog.
> I traced this behaviour to the new DEBUG Makefile option introduced in
> r348654.  The new DEBUG option is not included in OPTIONS_DEFAULT, so
> it is disabled by default for upgrades.  Enabling the DEBUG option
> restores the syslog functionality.  I suggest that DEBUG should be
> added to OPTIONS_DEFAULT to retain existing syslog functionality by
> default.
> I plan to submit a PR later today.
> Thank you Xin LI for maintaining this port!
> Regards,

Yeah, can confirm this behavior. I have upgraded today but did not yet
notice this. I've only quick-checked, if authentication is still
working after the upgrade.

Thanks for informing the list. I would appreciate you submitting a
corresponding PR.


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