This diary entry is for for my own benefit than anyone else's. Had you been expected to understand it, it would have been composed of certificate system wibbling
1) CLORB's internal IR is not actually any use to the rest of CLORB: anything in CLORB proper that wants to do IR lookups wants to do them using CORBA
2) I've therefore wasted whatever time I spent writing a program to populate it, given that setting up the internal structures that CLORB itself uses (INTERFACE as opposed to INTERFACE-DEF, OPDEF as opposed to OPERATION-DEF, etc) would have been just as quick. Ah well
3) There's something wrong here that it's too late at night to usefully put my finger on.
4) orbit-ird is not complete enough to be usable, and can be reliably segfaulted on demand. Still, I don't think anyone really claimed it was. Someone recommend me a free IR implementation that does work? I guess I can try MICO and also whatever Berlin use, if they do.