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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Native Win32 mod_auth_ldap + util_ldap
Date Tue, 03 Dec 2002 18:55:19 GMT
At 12:35 PM 12/3/2002, Andre Schild wrote:

>Under win32 there is no guarantee that a ldap library is available.
>For compiling/linking the apache with ldap support under win32
>you will need a third party ldap library.

Or Microsofts'.  Your point?

It's actually harmless [in Win32] to build util_ldap/mod_auth_ldap
with MS's library.  If the user doesn't install ldap, then those two
specific modules won't load.  However, it doesn't harm libaprutil
since that module doesn't actually bind to any ldap functions.

The gist of the Win32 question; how many Win9x/ME users will
be looking to deploy these modules?  Those are the users who
must obtain the client from a Win2000/XP product CD.  WinNT 4.0
users can simply download it from the web, and 2000/XP users
are already set.

>Actually we did build it with Netscape ldap sdk.

Ahhh,  Worth considering as yet another alternative to openldap
and the MS implementation.

Bill


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