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From "Victor J. Orlikowski" <>
Subject Re: Tagging 1.3.23
Date Mon, 21 Jan 2002 21:10:49 GMT
Problem found, but not resolved.

Turns out that find-dbm-lib in helpers looks for ndbm.h in
/usr/include/db1 on RH 7.  This is provided in the db1-devel package.
However, gdbm-devel also provides a ndbm.h, in /usr/include/gdbm.

The problem at hand: 
We are going to have users who want to use mod_auth_dbm, and wonder
why ndbm.h can't be found on their system when it's there, plain as

2 solutions:
1) Doc it up. Does the job, but not what I want.
2) Fix find-dbm-lib properly, so that it does "The Right Thing" and
uses whatever dbm it finds.

I prefer 2, but is it the right thing for 1.3.23 (I would hope that
thsi would not scrap it)?

Are there any GNU licensing issues with linking against gdbm? If so,
solution 1 will do for now, since we will have to force the user to
install db1-devel. However, find-dbm-lib has always felt like
something of a hack to me. 

Victor J. Orlikowski   | The Wall is Down, But the Threat Remains!
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