AW: AW: Dirsrv does not start

Thomas Spuhler thomas.spuhler at
Wed Oct 16 21:38:13 CEST 2013

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 09:19:27 PM Manuel Ritter wrote:

Hi Thomas
# service dirsrv@[ldapinstance] start
dirsrv@[ldapinstance]: unrecognized service
# service dirsrv start
[ ok ] Starting 389 DS instance [ldapinstance]: ....
# service dirsrv status
[info] dirsrv [ldapinstance] is stopped.

I assume you don't have systemd?
What are the logs saying? There should be something in the logs telling 
why it failed.
*Von:* users-bounces at [mailto:users-
bounces at] *Im Auftrag von *Charlie Mordant

*Gesendet:* Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2013 19:26

*An:* Thomas Spuhler

*Cc:* users at

*Betreff:* Re: AW: Dirsrv does not start
Your ldap instance isn't started, if it's correct, a service 
dirsrv@[ldapinstance] start must do the trick (same command with status 
may gives you a 'started' status).
In other cases try to reinstal/reconfigure it (sorry but I can't help, I'm on 
Fedora with 389-ds).
2013/10/16 Thomas Spuhler <thomas.spuhler at[1]>
On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 04:13:02 PM Manuel Ritter wrote:
Hi Charlie
service dirsrv status
[info] dirsrv INSTANCENAME  is stopped.
service dirsrv@[yourldap] status
dirsrv@[yourldap]: unrecognized service
Where i tried hostname, ip, instancename as [yourldap]
Hi Manuel,

 'sudo service dirsrv@[yourldap] status' gives you no error?
2013/10/16 Manuel Ritter <m.ritter at[2]>
Hello Community,
i installed Kolab on Debian 6.0 via kolab apt source.
When i run setup-kolab i got 
ldap.SERVER_DOWN: {'desc': "Can't contact LDAP server"}
after typing the Kolab Service password.
When i try to start dirsrv manually (/etc/init.d/dirsrv start) i got 
[ ok ] Starting 389 DS instance ritter-systems: ....
But nothing happens.
/usr/sbin/ns-slapd -D /etc/dirsrv/slapd-INSTANCENAME/
I got 
/usr/sbin/ns-slapd: relocation error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-
gnu/dirsrv/ symbol ldif_getline, version OPENLDAP_2.4_2 not 
defined in file with link time reference
But could not find anything via google.
Any idea what to do?

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Charlie Mordant

You then can see the name of the service
Best regards
Thomas Spuhler

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Charlie Mordant

Best regards
Thomas Spuhler

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