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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configure mods
Date Mon, 18 Aug 1997 17:06:27 GMT

On Mon, 18 Aug 1997, Paul Sutton wrote:

> > 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"
> Or maybe make auth_dbm add its libraries at the start of $LIBS instead of
> the end... 

Well it doesn't ask questions with that patch.  The "TestCompile func" 
allows the user to specify a db library on EXTRA_LIBS and as long as
dbopen/dbm_open are found to be linkable with EXTRA_LIBS then it doesn't
do anything automatic to find a db/dbm library.

To solve the dbm/db ordering problem I just put dbm first in the
Configuration.tmpl.  And yer right Paul there's no gdbm test... I forgot
about that, and I forget why I removed it a while ago... there was a good


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