Python-LDAP for Win32
michael at stroeder.com
Tue Sep 28 14:51:34 CEST 2004
Brian Beck wrote:
> As far as I can tell, both maintainers of the Windows builds of
> Python-LDAP haven't updated in about a year. This doesn't exactly
> make the builds ancient or obsolete, but it would be nice to start
> fresh with the latest version.
Indeed. That's a very unpleasant situation since there have been important
fixes and enhancements in recent releases.
Contributions for python-ldap on Win32 would be highly appreciated.
In the mean time you could build python-ldap for cygwin.
> I've tried without success in building it myself. The hardest part is
> simply that Python-LDAP is dependent on at LEAST two other projects --
> OpenLDAP and Cyrus SASL. This increases the difficulty three-fold.
Add OpenSSL and heimdal to the list of (optional) dependencies... ;-)
As the maintainer of python-ldap I'm thinking of two different options
making python-ldap available on Win32:
1. Rewrite everything in pure Python (lot of work)
2. Win32 on top of Microsoft's LDAP SDK (lots of #if's polluting the code)
> I know that Windows users are a minority when it comes to this module,
> but surely someone at least KNOWS how to get this to build on Windows.
> I would be happy to maintain and host an updated build if only I
> could get this to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>  http://www.zope.org/Members/volkerw/LdapWin32
I asked the Win32 packagers to update their builds on the python-ldap-dev
mailing list quite a while ago. Personally I do not have a build environment
There was once a description on how to use Microsoft's free compiler
together with (patched) DistUtils to build extension modules for Win32. But
I don't have the spare time for working on it.
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