probably problem with configure and db libs

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat Sep 25 23:01:14 UTC 1999

Getting back to some old mail....

Alexander Koch <efraim at> writes:
> On Wed, 30 June 1999 12:57:54 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> What happened when you used the above?  That's a pretty typical set of
>> libraries, actually.  Perl traditionally links anything with Perl
>> embedded against all of the libraries Perl dynamic modules are linked
>> against, in order to get around dynamic loading problems on some
>> platforms.

> --->
> checking for Perl linkage... Note (probably harmless): No library found for -ldbm
> /usr/lib/perl5/i386-linux/5.004
> checking for dirent.h that defines DIR... yes
> <---

> That is the output of configure. -ldbm is not found (of course).

Hm.  I'm not quite following the code in ExtUtils::Embed and
ExtUtils::Liblist, which is where INN is getting this stuff, but this
sounds quite a bit like Perl messed up during configure.  This looks to me
like a that says you should be using a link line that won't
actually work on your system.

Is this the stock Red Hat Perl?  Did they manage to screw up even more
stuff?  *wry grin*

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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