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Re: Configuring OpenLDAP 2.2 with gdbm

Benjamin Griese wrote:
Hi Prentice,

in general you're right I wouldn't say something if he had a release
in the lower 2.4s, but the version he is using is _two major_ releases
behind. Probably when he fixed his original problem, its not too far
away to think of the next problem due to a bug thats already fixed in
a newer version.
Thats the only point I was thinking of by saying that.

Not to mention that gdbm was never a safe DB mechanism, it has a lot of thread safety issues. No matter what, sticking with it would be a mistake. And nobody on the Project will support anything that old. We've already dropped support for 2.3 now; if you're not on 2.4 by now then don't bother posting to these lists.


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 15:46, Prentice Bisbal<prentice@ias.edu>  wrote:

Telling someone to upgrade their software just because it's an older
version is not an appropriate response. It looks like the configure
script can't find the ldbm library, so even if he upgraded to teh latest
version, if he doesn't correct his environment, he may still have the
same error.


Benjamin Griese wrote:
Hello Piotr,
you should consider updating your ancient OpenLDAP-Server. :)

Bye, Benjamin.

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 14:14, KALINOWSKI, Piotr (Piotr)
<piotr.kalinowski@alcatel-lucent.com>  wrote:

I am trying to build OpenLDAP version 2.2.17 with the gdbm back end. The
platform is Solaris 10 on SPARC. However, the configure script fails with
the following error:
  ./configure --enable-ldbm --with-ldbm-api=gdbm --enable-shell
--enable-crypt --disable-bdb
checking for GDBM library... checking for gdbm_open... no
checking for gdbm_open in -lgdbm... no
checking for gdbm.h... yes
checking for db... no
configure: warning: could not find suitable LDBM backend
configure: error: select appropriate LDBM options or disable
Does anyone know how to fix it? Thanks in advance.

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