Querying LDAP server configured in KAddressBook

Tassilo Horn tassilo at member.fsf.org
Wed Aug 18 07:27:05 BST 2010

On Wednesday 18 August 2010 02:39:21 Duncan wrote:

Hi Duncan,

> > in KAddressBook (4.4.5) I have configured some LDAP server.  KMail's
> > composer successfully uses that to complete email addresses.
> > 
> > But is there another interface for querying the LDAP server, so that
> > I can e.g. look for the room or phone number of a person?  Entering
> > search terms in KAddressBook's search/filter bar doesn't show
> > anything...
> kaddress book is all akonadified, and I believe there are various
> other akonadi tools available to query it.

Hm, that is strange.  I use KDE 4.5.0 but kdepim-4.4.5.  In
KAddressBook, there's Settings > Configure KAddressBook... > LDAP server
settings.  Adding the server there makes at least KMail gather email

Additionally, I the akonadi options, I can add a Akonadi LDAP Resource.
But providing the same information as I added in the KAddressBook LDAP
settings gives the error message: Cannot access to server.  Please
reconfigure it.

Both configs seem to be completely disjunctive, AFAIKT...

> Ask on the kdepim developer list or poke around techbase.

I'll do that.

> Or, you should be able to use standard database access tools for
> whatever akonadi back-end you're using (4.4 defaulted to mysql, but
> there are experimental backends for postgres and virtuoso).

I used to use Postgres, but newer akonadi-servers refuse to work with
that.  They issue options to /usr/bin/postgres that are neither known by
version 8.4 nor by 9.0beta4...  So now I've migrated to MySQL (migrated
is an euphemism for "I threw away all what I've got".)

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