python-ldap under OS X 10.4

Jens Vagelpohl jens at
Wed Jun 29 09:24:11 CEST 2005

On 28 Jun 2005, at 14:51, Jens Vagelpohl wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I find myself unable to use python-ldap compiled under OS X 10.4.  
> It compiles, but loading it leads to unresolved symbols.

Just to close out this thread, if you compile python-ldap against you  
own hand-rolled OpenLDAP instead of the system-provided libraries/ 
headers it works fine. So basically the fault lies with the crummy OL  
libraries shipped with OS X 10.4. This is a recent breakage, it did  
not occur on any 10.3 version.

So now I'm happily running python-ldap 2.0.8 on both Python 2.4.1 and  
2.3.5 built against OL 2.2.26/BDB 4.52.4 on OS X.

For those who have tried to build Python 2.3.5 on OS X 10.4 and  
failed (such as me until yesterday) here's a howto: 


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