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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Removing non-existent values from an attribute
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2008 22:52:47 GMT
Hi Howard,

I'm just wondering why OpenLdap returns a noSuchAttribute when we try to 
delete a non-existent value from an existent attribute...

The 4511 RFCs says nothing about this specific case, even if the 
noSuchAttribute error code says :
"Indicates that the named entry does not contain the specified attribute 
or attribute value."

We currently don't returns an error, based on the fact that removing a 
non-existent value does not break the server, and will always be 
successfull, as the value will be removed (well, as it does not exist :).

Should we change ADS to generate an error or not ? Does Kurt said 
something specific about this case? I didn't found anything related on 

Thanks !

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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