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Building nss_ldap on HP-UX 11.x

The latest release of nss_ldap (nss_ldap-199) and pam_ldap (pam_ldap-151) support HP-UX 11.x.

As HP already have their own LDAP solution as part of the LDAP-UX package, there is less reason to use the PADL modules on HP-UX than on (for example) AIX. We are however providing this enhancement at the request of several customers.



The installation procedure for these modules is essentially the same as for Solaris: run the configure script with the appropriate options to detect your LDAP client library, and then make followed by make install. HP-UX uses a different shared library extension to Solaris.

Note that you cannot use an LDAP client library that links against libpthreads, as HP-UX will not dynamically load libraries that require thread local storage. Netscape and iPlanet SSL-enabled LDAP libraries require libpthreads. We suggest you use OpenLDAP libraries if you require SSL support for nss_ldap or pam_ldap.

If you are statically linking SSL libraries into nss_ldap and pam_ldap, ensure that the SSL libraries are compiled position independent (gcc option -fPIC) and all symbols are loaded into the LDAP libraries (ld option -Fl for each library).

For example:

CC=gcc LD="ld -Fl /opt/ssl/lib/libcrypto.a -Fl /opt/ssl/lib/libssl.a -Fl
LDFLAGS="-L/opt/ssl/lib" CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/ssl/include" ./configure
--prefix=/opt/openldap --with-tls --disable-slapd


Thanks to Hewlett Packard.

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