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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configure mods
Date Mon, 18 Aug 1997 11:19:06 GMT
Paul Sutton wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Aug 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > So I've got that linux code that figures out if the system has -ldb,
> > -ldbm, -lndbm, or -lgdbm.  But doing that automatically just annoys a user
> Does it really check for gdbm? The text "gdbm" does not appear in the
> code. 
> Anyway +1.
> > Remember there was a fellow with problems linking both db and dbm?  I'm
> > guessing the problem is that DBM_LIB was listed after DB_LIB ... "-ldb
> > -lndbm" is entirely useless since db includes wrappers for all the
> > functions in ndbm (usually).  This can be avoided by reordering
> > mod_auth_db and mod_auth_dbm in Configuration.tmpl.
> I've never used db, but I'll believe you! +1. If this is the case, a note
> in Configuration would be in order here. 

Well, in keeping to the tradition of Configure-asks-no-questions we
could add some sort of variable, DBLIST maybe, that lists the order
in which we want Configure to look for and use db libraries.
EG: DBLIST="db dbm ndbm sdbm gdbm"

      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services           |
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