Ubuntu/Python module _unboundmodule missing

Wouter Wijngaards wouter at nlnetlabs.nl
Thu Nov 22 13:41:46 UTC 2018

Hi Daniel,

The bug is fixed, and unbound can be built with python 2 and with python
3.  Tested with 2.7 and 3.6.

Best regards, Wouter

On 10/8/18 4:36 PM, Snitch Ashor via Unbound-users wrote:
> Hi Wouter,
> I already narrowed it down to be a python3 (in my case 3.6 issue). If I
> configure unbound the exact same way except using PYTHON_VERSION=2.7
> everything works as intended. If I build it using Python3 the first
> method that is used from _unboundmodule (in my case
> _unboundmodule.dnameAsStr(dname)) fails.
> This is how I configure it:
> ./configure --with-libevent --disable-static --with-ssl
> --sysconfdir=/etc/unbound --with-conf-file=/etc/unbound/unbound.conf
> --with-pidfile=/var/run/unbound.pid --enable-pie --enable-systemd
> --enable-subnet --enable-event-api --enable-dnscrypt --enable-cachedb
> --enable-ipsecmod --with-pyunbound --with-pythonmodule
> PKG_CONFIG="/usr/bin/pkg-config" --prefix=/usr PYTHON_VERSION=2.7
> As a side note: starting from 1.8.1 systemd integration works like a
> charm, thanks!
> Bests,
> Daniel
> Am 2018-10-08 16:05, schrieb Wouter Wijngaards via Unbound-users:
>> Hi Daniel,
>> This module is built-into the unbound executable by the compile, and it
>> is fetched at that time by the python start routines.  That is why it is
>> not built separately.  The python module needs a python script to load,
>> and that is something you configure in unbound.conf.
>> Could it be some sort of version issue in Python (compile vs run-time)
>> that causes it to not load the symbols from the executable and search
>> for them externally?
>> Best regards, Wouter
>> On 10/6/18 3:55 PM, Snitch Ashor via Unbound-users wrote:
>>> I'm tryin to get unbound with the python module running on Ubuntu 18.04
>>> LTS. The version from the ubuntu repository (1.6 7) works fine without
>>> the python module.. The package python-unbound provides unboundmodule.py
>>> under dist-packages however _unboundmodule(.so?!?) is missing. Same if i
>>> compile it, unboundmodule.py is created _unboundmodule is missing. Any
>>> Ideas?
>>> I had a look at the makefile and it seems that part is simply missing.
>>> Pyunbound works fine (_unbound.so is created). I also checked a couple
>>> of repisitories and it seems _unboundmodule is always missing on ubuntu,
>>> i saw It's part of the python-unbound package, for e.g. Fedora.
>>> Bests,
>>> Daniel

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