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I'm trying to install slapd. I did dpkg-reconfigure and pressed Ctrl+C in between, and after that this is what I get:

apt-get install slapd ldap-utils
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
ldap-utils is already the newest version.
slapd is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Setting up slapd (2.4.31-1ubuntu2) ...
  Omitting slapd configuration as requested.
* Starting OpenLDAP slapd                                               [fail] 
invoke-rc.d: initscript slapd, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing slapd (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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Your question is not clear. Was slapd successfully installed at some point in the past? What did you change in the slapd configuration? Post any file that you changed. Edit the file /var/lib/dpkg/slapd.postinst, add set -x as the second line, run apt-get -f install and post the transcript. –  Gilles Jan 8 '13 at 21:18

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