db lib selection under Debian

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Tue Dec 24 23:39:04 UTC 2002

root <root at qualify.domain.khms.westfalen.de> writes:


> The configure checks for finding Berkeley DB don't work under Debian -
> newer db packages use /usr/include/db.h and/or -ldb instead of versioned
> variants.

> Originally I had hoped to write a patch, but I'm afraid the combination
> of what I know about autoconf and about what INN needs (not enough
> together) defeats this.

This should now be fixed in CURRENT.  Basically, including db.h without
any special -I flags and using -ldb without any special -L flags works on

> (As an aside, when using Berkeley DB, it might be useful to use the same
> library for ndbm.h functionality. This is done by #define DB_DBM_HSEARCH
> 1 #include <db.h> instead of #include <ndbm.h>, and avoids getting a
> different version of the library for this.)

Unfortunately, this doesn't work.  It likely supports the same API, but
the storage format isn't the same.

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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