I installed the _389-ds-base package and am trying to follow the instructions on www.port389.org to setup my instance. However, the package does not provide
dsidm, so I am at lost as to how to proceed.
How does one go about setting up 389ds in NixOS?
I do not have much experience with 389ds, but based on their docs, it seems like it’s a relatively normal set of daemons (the package includes systemd units) with a command line management tool, and a single
INI) based configuration file. I don’t think it should be hard to create a module for this, but I don’t have time to do it myself at the moment.
I think the missing cli tools are just a bug in the packaging - they exist as scripts here: https://github.com/389ds/389-ds-base/tree/main/src/lib389/cli. Not sure if I’d consider it an upstream issue to not add install instructions in the makefile, or if it’s a problem on our end.
I can run the daemon, but without setting it up with an instance and populating it with LDAP entries, it is unusable.
The documentation is a bit all over the place, with dead link references to Redhat docs, and pre-v1.4 instructions. But from what I can gather, in v1.4 and above, these are the command utilities that should be used create and administer an LDAP instance:
In the current state, even though 389ds is packaged in Nix, I cannot actually use it to create a working LDAP instance (at least I don’t know how to).