Why does kmail insist on having ldap available?

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 10:13:25 BST 2019

On Monday July 29 2019 10:41:03 Daniel Vrátil wrote:

>> I've just noticed my Gentoo system updating openldap and looked into what
>> needed it. All dependencies were conditional except for kldap, which
>> requires it. Then I found that six KDE apps insist on kdap and thus
>> openldap.
>> My question: why is ldap not optional? What proportion of user installations
>> actually use it?

FWIW and AFAICT I have openldap on my system because it is a dependency for samba, among other things. Now not everyone may have need for that bit of software but I'm guessing that the proportion of user installations using *that* is probably significantly larger than that using ldap in kmail ;)


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