Re: [greenstone-users] Problem with finding gdbm.h libgdbm.a

From John R. McPherson
DateWed, 04 Feb 2004 13:37:35 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Problem with finding gdbm.h libgdbm.a
In-Reply-To (BAY10-F52gAk4UJH1ft0003c446-hotmail-com)
rain Hanks wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am tring to install gsdl-2.41 under Unix. I downloaded gdbm-1.8.0 from
> the web and extract all the file to the path gdbm which I created under
> the main directory.
> When I configure it with:
>
> ./configure --with-gdbm=dir
>
> it gave me the following error:
>
> checking that GDBM library is available...can't find gdbm.h and
> libgdbm.a in dir
> checking looking for GDBM library in default locatioms...no
> configure: error: GDBM Library not available -- cannot install
>
> I downloaded the gdbm-1.8.0 from the web, I also downloaded gdbm-1.8.3,
> but I couldn't find the required two files. So, could someone tell me
> where I can get " gdbm.h and libgdbm.a "?

You need to replace "dir" with the directory name that gdbm is in,
otherwise the configure script doesn't know where to look.

Eg if you installed gdbm in /home/me/gdbm-1.8.0, then you need to tell
the configure script
./configure --with-gdbm=/home/me/gdbm-1.8.0

John McPherson