Adding a static library to an iPhone project

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by stjohnbee, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    Hi guys,

    The motivation for this question is me trying to get LDAP functions to work with an iPhone application which is a project I'm attempting for part of my dissertation.

    When I was developing the application I used the ldap.framework framework that is part of Mac OS X. This works fine in the simulator, but when I try to now get the app on a device it tells me that I'm not allowed to use this framework.

    After some research I found that I could build openldap using the arm architecture and add the static library to my application destined for my device.

    I eventually managed to compile configure and build openldap by setting variables as mentioned here and using the following commands...

    Ade$ ./configure CC=$DEVROOT/usr/bin/arm-apple-darwin9-gcc-4.0.1 \
    LD=$DEVROOT/usr/bin/ld --host=arm-apple-darwin --with-yielding_select=yes
    Ade$ make depend
    Ade$ make
    I was told that the file I'm looking for will have an extension of '.a' so I searched for a '.a' file that mentions ldap...

    Ade$ sudo find / -name *ldap*.a
    So I assume these are the files I need?

    My question is what do I do next? I know I need to add the library to the Xcode project and probably add a load of '.h' files too?

    If anyone can give me a pointer to documentation or shed any light on the next stage I would be really grateful.

    I know this subject has been talked about before, but I can't seem to find a definite answer to this specific problem.

    Many thanks, Ade

    ps. I have also talked about this process on my blog at

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