How do I get the ldapsearch on Scientific Linux?

I am trying to find the ldapsearch client for Scientific Linux but cannot find how to install the client in order to do LDAP queries.

  • Since SL is based on RHEL wouldn't the install info for ldapsearch on RHEL work? You may also look at OpenLDAP and see if that gets you the search tool you like. – TheCleaner Dec 18 '12 at 17:26
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Use yum whatprovides to see what package provides a file. The following was run on SL6.x:

$ yum whatprovides */ldapsearch
openldap-clients-2.4.23-15.el6.x86_64 : LDAP client utilities
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/bin/ldapsearch
  • 1
    Thank you! yum install openldap-clients -y works. – phyatt Aug 30 at 19:41

It's part of the openldap-clients package, so yum install openldap-clients.

The package contents are thus:

$ repoquery -lq openldap-clients

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