[python-ldap] Installation instructions, python-ldap for HP-UX

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Sun Feb 10 18:32:14 CET 2013

Michael Ströder wrote:
> Bill Allen wrote:
>> I found that I had ssl and sasl dependencies, so I have install OpenLDAP,
>> openssl, and cyrus-sasl for HP-UX.
> Disclaimer: I've never used Python on HP-UX myself.
> Which toolchain are you using to build?
>> I ran python setup.py build and python
>> setup.py install with the follwing setup.cfg and the build and install
>> completed successfully, but I do still have a problem as noted below.
>> [_ldap]
>> library_dirs = /usr/local/lib
>> include_dirs = /usr/local/include
> You should put there all needed library and include dirs.
> Since you already successfully built python-ldap's _ldap.so 'include_dirs' is
> probably complete.
>> "/opt/iexpress/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/python_ldap-2.4.10-py2.7-hp-ux-B.11.31-ia64.egg/ldap/__init__.py",
>> line 22, in <module>
>>     import _ldap
>> ImportError: Failed to load
>> /opt/iexpress/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/python_ldap-2.4.10-py2.7-hp-ux-B.11.31-ia64.egg/_ldap.so
> It seems to me that something's wrong with the runtime library path. Not sure
> whether the linker you used on HP-UX sets it.
> On Linux I'd try to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include at least the path
> containing libldap_r and liblber but I'm not sure whether you can do that on
> HP-UX. If that's successful I'd check whether the paths set by 'library_dirs'
> are passed to the linker during the build.

BTW: Since you need SSL/TLS and SASL support you also need this:

libs = ldap_r sasl2 ssl crypto

Ciao, Michael.

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