python-ldap for Python 2.5 on Windows?

Waldemar Osuch waldemar.osuch at
Tue Jun 12 03:45:46 CEST 2007

On Jun 11, 6:42 am, Benedict Verheyen <benedict.verhe... at>
> Thorsten Kampe schreef:
> <snip>
> >> I'm on Vista (boohoo :(), what's your platform?
> > XP SP2
> Hmmm it thought so.
> So in my case it would be interesting to know how to build it so i can
> make a build that works on Vista too.

I have also build it on XP SP2.

I have wrapped the files from " build" and all required .dll
using Inno Setup.
Maybe Vista does not like the executable produced by Inno.

If you still want to try then unzip the following:
into your "site-packages" and see how far you can get.

The detailed instructions on how to build would be quite long and I'm
sure I have forgotten some of the steps already but if you know about
"./configure make make install" dance and know how to use Google you
should be OK.

1. First install MinGW, Msys and msysDTK.
2. Then you need to compile openldap.  See:
   for reference.  You will need regex but you can skip Berkley DB
before you start.
3. I have compiled openssl too but I have seen ready made libraries
for download.
   I do not have link handy at the moment.
4. The last step would be to run " build" for python-ldap.
Remove sasl2 from setup.cfg
   since cyrus-sasl does not seem to be available for MinGW.

See how far you can get with the above instructions.  If you get stuck
send me a private email and I will try to help you.
If you could keep track of the steps and came up with better
instructions than my pitiful attempt above that would be great.


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