I can't install python-ldap


Question

When I run the following command:

sudo pip install python-ldap

I get this error:

In file included from Modules/LDAPObject.c:9:

Modules/errors.h:8: fatal error: lber.h: No such file or directory

Any ideas how to fix this?

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7/15/2016 3:58:42 PM

Accepted Answer

The website says that python-ldap is based on OpenLDAP, so you need to have the development files (headers) in order to compile the Python module. If you're on Ubuntu, the package is called libldap2-dev.

Debian/Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install libsasl2-dev python-dev libldap2-dev libssl-dev

RedHat/CentOS:

sudo yum install python-devel openldap-devel
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6/6/2017 12:52:17 PM

To install python-ldap successfully with pip, following development libraries are needed (package names taken from ubuntu environment):

sudo apt-get install -y python-dev libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev libssl-dev

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