[python-ldap] Strange network problems?

Aigars Grins aigars.grins at sentor.se
Fri Oct 27 03:31:02 EDT 2017


On 2017-09-20 10:49, Michael Ströder wrote:
> Aigars Grins wrote:
>> With regards to "errors in the randomness device", the internet tells
>> me that some other projects [1] switched over to bind against
>> OpenSSL instead. Would it be possible to do that for python-ldap as
>> well? Some kind of compiler flag I could set?
>> [1] <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nzbget/+bug/1427486>
> The Debian developers, with their infinite wisdom and anti-OpenSSL 
> licensing paranoia, decided to link libldap against GnuTLS. This causes 
> nothing than grief but they are pretty much ignorant to change that.
> If you want to change that you have to compile the whole stack [1] 
> yourself and take care of not mixing dynamic linking with OS-installed 
> libldap:
> [1] https://www.python-ldap.org/doc/html/installing.html#prerequisites
> Maybe you could try to build a statically linked python-ldap with all 
> the issues with that solution (updates etc.).

I've done just that. That is, built a python-ldap that's statically 
linked with OpenSSL. I'm happy to report that my logs no longer contain 
any "errors in the randomness device".


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