[python-ldap] Macintosh Installation

Rob McBroom mailinglist0 at skurfer.com
Sat Oct 29 12:03:10 CEST 2011

On Oct 28, 2011, at 5:11 PM, MURL DONLEY wrote:

> I want to install python-ldap-2.4.4
> I do not see the relevant info to modify setup.cfg in the expanded tarball.
> I have looked at the samples in the Build folder, but am not satisfied that
> I know enough to proceed with:
> python setup.py build
> python setup.py install

One problem you’re sure to run into is that /usr/lib/libldap_r.dylib is very old. Too old for python-ldap-2.4.4.

I figured out how to do this in 10.7 and I’ve heard from others that it works for 10.6 as well.


I’m not sure about 10.5, but maybe it’s close enough. For instance, the `-arch x86_64` might not be necessary. You can run `file /usr/local/lib/libldap.dylib` after building OpenLDAP to see if it’s 32 or 64 bit.

Rob McBroom

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