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(ITS#4913) configure & BerkleyDB

Full_Name: Fred Obermann
Version: 2.3.34
OS: linux
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (

I just downloaded, built and installed openldap-2.3.34 using BerkeleyDB-4.5.20.

There seems to be a disconnect between where openldap-2.3.34 'configure' expects
db.h is and where Oracle's build procedure puts db.h. 

For 4.5.20, db.h is located in "/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.5/include". Setting:
CPPFLAGS="I/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.5/include", prior to invoking 'configure'
does not seem to enable 'configure' to find 'db.h'. Providing soft link from
/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.5/include/db.h to /usr/include seems to fix this

Furthermore there seems to be a disconnect between the Oracle naming convention
for the BerkeleyDB libraries and what openldap's 'configure' utility seems to

I set:
LIBS=-L/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.5/lib prior to invoking 'configure' 

But 'configure' is looking for libdb45.a or libdb-45.a or libdb4.5.a.  

However, what the Oracle build procedure produces are:  libdb-4.5.a 
libdb-4.5.la  libdb-4.5.so  libdb-4.so  libdb.a  libdb.so

Creating a soft link from libdb-4.5.a  to libdb45.a seems to fix this problem.

Nonetheless, it would be better if the 'configure' script were expanded to
gracefully handle this latest release of BerkeleyDB from Oracle.