Installation

Prerequisites

Python 2.4 or higher, SWIG 1.3 or higher, GNU make

Download

You can download the source codes here. The latest release is 1.1.1, Jan 15, 2009.

Compiling

After downloading, you can compile the Unbound library by doing:

> tar -xzf unbound-1.1.1-py.tar.gz
> cd unbound-1.1.1
> ./configure --with-pythonmodule
> make

You need GNU make to compile sources. SWIG and Python devel libraries to compile extension module.

Testing

If the compilation is successful, you can test the extension module by:

> cd pythonmod
> make sudo # or "make test" or "make suexec"

This will start unbound server with language dictionary service (see Examples). In order to test this service, type:

> dig TXT @127.0.0.1 aught.en._dict_.cz

Dig should print this message (czech equivalent of aught):

; <<>> DiG 9.5.0-P2 <<>> TXT @127.0.0.1 aught.en._dict_.cz
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 30085
;; flags: aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;aught.en._dict_.cz.     IN  TXT

;; ANSWER SECTION:
aught.en._dict_.cz.  300 IN  TXT "nic"

;; Query time: 11 msec
;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)
;; WHEN: Thu Jan 10 16:45:58 2009
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 52

The pythonmod/examples directory contains simple applications written in Python.