Fedora DS 1.1.1 on Ubuntu Hardy

If anyone is interested in prebuilt packages of the new release for Ubuntu Hardy, there are instructions on how to get them.

Fedora DS pre 1.1.0 on Ubuntu/Debian Howto

This document describes howto install the Fedora Directory Server (FDS) on Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) or Debian GNU/Linux Sarge. I presume you already have done a minimal installation of the OS of choice. Most steps to Ubuntu and Sarge are equal, however this howto is base on the installation of the ‘sudo’ package. As an alternative you can ‘su -‘ on Debian and skip the sudo part of the commands.

Get the software

Download a prebuild rpm from Download. Choose the version suitable for Fedora Core 3 and RHEL4. For Debian GNU/Linux Sarge the rpm for RHEL3 is required (Ubuntu has libc6 version 2.3.5 while Sarge has version 2.3.2).

For Dapper Drake (libc 2.3.6) use the Fedora Core 4 RPM.

Install alien-package

Alien is a tool that supports converting software in ‘rpm’ format to ‘deb’ format.

sudo apt-get install alien    

Build the fedora-ds .deb package

sudo alien /YOURPATH/fedora-ds-1.0.1-1.RHEL4.i386.opt.rpm (Ubuntu)    
sudo alien /YOURPATH/fedora-ds-1.0.1-1.RHEL3.i386.opt.rpm (Debian Sarge)    
sudo alien /YOURPATH/fedora-ds-1.0.2-1.FC4.i386.opt.rpm (Ubuntu Dapper)    

Build dependencies

The Fedora Directory Server needs ‘’, so install it.

sudo apt-get install termcap-compat    

Install the Sun Java SDK or JRE version 1.4.2. Don’t forget to set the JAVA_HOME and PATH variables! The admin-server of FDS depends on Apache2 compiled conform the worker model, so let’s install it

sudo apt-get install apache2-mpm-worker    

As Fedora calls the daemon ‘httpd’ while Ubuntu calls it ‘apache2’ (like Debian), we want to create a symbolic link to satisfy FDS’ setup utility.

sudo ln -s /usr/sbin/apache2 /usr/sbin/httpd    

Ubuntu Dapper Drake Packages

The necessary termcap-compat package does not seem to be available for Dapper but the one from Breezy is reported to work fine. termcap-compat depends on the libc5 and ldso packages which aren’t available for Dapper either. However Debian repositories still maintains this package.

Easy installation of termcap packages no longer supports Breezy repositories, and the termcap-compat package is no available for any later Ubuntu releases. Simply fetch the following debian packages from their mirror and install manually.




dpkg --install ldso\_1.9.11-15\_i386.deb

dpkg --install libc5\_5.4.46-15\_i386.deb

dpkg --install termcap-compat\_1.2.3\_i386.deb

Ubuntu x86_64

The termcap-compat package is required for installation of fds on Ubuntu and Debian. Unfortunately, this package is not available for the x86_64 platform. In order to install fds on a Ubuntu Dapper x86_64 xen-U this workaround seems to work for me:

Install .deb package

sudo dpkg -i /YOURPATH/fedora-ds_1.0.1-2_i386.deb    

Create a user and group for the daemon

sudo groupadd fds    
sudo useradd -s /bin/false -g fds fds    

Run the setup program

Now we want to configure the FDS. As the setup utility won’t find the Apache2 modules on Debian/Ubuntu by default, we’ll have to help it. First we’ll create an install.inf file by running the setup utility with the ‘-k’ option.

sudo /opt/fedora-ds/setup/setup -k    

Choose ‘1’ for as minimal questions as possible. Choose ‘fds’ when asked which user and group apply. After finalizing the setup wizard the directory server itself will be started as user ‘fds’. It listens on the port you just configured (i chose port ‘389’, the default LDAP-port). When done, copy the install.inf file to /opt

sudo cp /opt/fedora-ds/setup/install.inf /opt    
sudo chmod 640 /opt/install.inf    

Then add this rule to the [admin] section of the file:

ApacheDir= /usr/sbin ApacheRoot= /usr/lib/apache2

Afterwards rerun the setup utility with the following options:

sudo /opt/fedora-ds/setup/setup -s -f /opt/install.inf    

This will generate the required start/stop scripts for apache.

Adjust the admin-server’s httpd.conf

We have to make some changes to the ‘/opt/fedora-ds/admin-serv/config/httpd.conf’ file. Some modules do not have to be loaded as they are compiled in statically. So un-comment these lines:

#LoadModule access_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/    
#LoadModule auth_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/    
#LoadModule log_config_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/    
#LoadModule env_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/    
#LoadModule setenvif_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/    
#LoadModule mime_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/    
#LoadModule negotiation_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/    
#LoadModule dir_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/    
#LoadModule alias_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/    

Now try to start the admin-server

sudo /opt/fedora-ds/start-admin    

If it works, Good :-) If not, you probably didn’t have enough coffee!

Cheers, Olivier Brugman

Building on Debian - One Step Build

These instructions are for Debian 3.1.

Install prerequisite packages

The following is a list of packages I had to install on my system to make dsbuild work. I used synaptic to install them, and that automatically installed many dependent packages as well. I think apt-get or aptitude will do the same thing:

apache2 2.0.54-5sarge1
apache2-common 2.0.54-5sarge1
apache2-doc 2.0.54-5sarge1
apache2-mpm-prefork 2.0.54-5sarge1
apache2-threaded-dev 2.0.54-5sarge1
apache2-utils 2.0.54-5sarge1
cpp 3.3.5-3
cpp-3.3 3.3.5-13
diff 2.8.1-11
g++ 3.3.5-3
g++-3.3 3.3.5-13
gcc 3.3.5-3
gcc-3.3 3.3.5-13
gcc-3.3-base 3.3.5-13
gcc-3.4-base 3.4.3-13sarge1
gzip 1.3.5-10sarge2
libapr0 2.0.54-5sarge1
libapr0-dev 2.0.54-5sarge1
libc5 5.4.46-15
libc6 2.3.2.ds1-22sarge4
libc6-dev 2.3.2.ds1-22sarge4
libncurses5 5.4-4
libncurses5-dev 5.4-4
libncursesw5 5.4-4
libpam0g 0.76-22
libpam0g-dev 0.76-22
libsasl2 2.1.19.dfsg1-0sarge2
libsasl2-dev 2.1.19.dfsg1-0sarge2
libsasl2-gssapi-mit 2.1.19-1.1
libsasl2-modules 2.1.19.dfsg1-0sarge2
libsensors-dev 2.9.1-1sarge3
libsensors3 2.9.1-1sarge3
libsnmp-base 5.1.2-6.2
libsnmp-perl 5.1.2-6.2
libsnmp5 5.1.2-6.2
libsnmp5-dev 5.1.2-6.2
libstartup-notification0 0.8-1
libstdc++5 3.3.5-13
libstdc++5-3.3-dev 3.3.5-13
libstdc++6 3.4.3-13sarge1
make 3.80-9
ncurses-base 5.4-4
ncurses-bin 5.4-4
ncurses-term 5.4-4
perl 5.8.4-8sarge5
perl-base 5.8.4-8sarge5
perl-modules 5.8.4-8sarge5
termcap-compat 1.2.3
unzip 5.52-1sarge4
wget 1.9.1-12
zip 2.31-1

Configure some symlink’d commands

You need to “alias” some system commands to make dsbuild happy.

mkdir $HOME/bin # if you don't have this already    
cd $HOME/bin    
ln -s /usr/bin/make gmake # dsbuild expects a "gmake" (gnu make) command, which is just make on linux systems    
ln -s /usr/bin/apxs2 apxs # looks for apxs not apxs2    

Then, make sure $HOME/bin is in your path e.g.

export PATH=${PATH}:$HOME/bin    

Or put this in your $HOME/.bash_profile for safekeeping.

Get the One Step Build file

Building#One-Step_Build shows how to download, unpack, and use the one step build makefile.

Some patches are required

Start the build. It should go through quite a bit until mod_nss. Then, using this patch, do this:

cd dsbuild-fds104/ds/mod_nss/work/mod_nss-1.0.5    
patch -p0 < /path/to/patchfile    

Then continue the build

cd dsbuild-fds104/meta/ds    
make ... make args ... # continue one step build as above    

The next stop is in mod_restartd. Using this patch, do this:

cd dsbuild-fds104/ds/mod_restartd/work/mod_restartd-1.0.3    
patch -p0 < /path/to/patchfile    

Then, remove the configure cookie:

cd dsbuild-fds104/ds/mod_restartd/cookies    
rm -rf configure-work    

Then, resume the one step build

cd dsbuild-fds104/meta/ds    
make ... make args ... # continue one step build as above    
Last modified on 19 November 2017