Build error on Windows with OpenLDAP

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Wed May 2 21:34:42 CEST 2007

Werner Koch wrote:
> On Wed,  2 May 2007 15:36, wk at said:
>> That is simply not supported. 
> BTW, why do you want to use OpenLDAP under Windows?  I can see no reason
> for it.

LDAPS support doesn't work on Windows with wldap32. OpenLDAP is the standard in
OSS LDAP implementations and is supported by GnuPG on all other operating
systems. So why not use OpenLDAP when looking for a LDAP implementation that works.

With wldap32:

  C:\WINDOWS>gpg --refresh-keys 0x600fa001
  gpg: requesting key 600FA001 from ldaps server
  gpgkeys: unable to make SSL connection: not built with LDAPS support

LDAPS works on other platforms. Why not Win32?

If the TLS/SSL code in gpgkeys_ldap linked with wldap32 would made a LDAPS
connection, there wouldn't be a need for OpenLDAP.

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