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Re: configure: error: BDB/HDB: BerkeleyDB not available
Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
--On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:41 PM -0500 MÃnico BriseÃo
Hi, all. I decided to install openldap release 2.4.36 from tarball file
with BerkeleyDB support.
According openldap documentation I downloaded and installed Berkeley DB
I configured the configure script as follows:
export CPPFLAGS LDFLAGS
Sadly, I have the following error:
configure: error: BDB/HDB: BerkeleyDB not available
How I did wrong?
I don't know that there is any support for BDB 6, or that it will be
introduced. BDB support is being replaced with MDB support. If you want
to build against BDB, then use an older 5.x or 4.x release series.
There are no relevant API changes in BDB 6 to prevent using it with OpenLDAP.
It builds fine and all tests pass. However, due to the changed license in BDB
6, I don't believe many sites will actually be able to deploy it and remain in
compliance with the BDB 6 license.
Also none of the new features added in BDB over the past several years have
had any relevance to OpenLDAP, they've tended to be focused on BDB replication
and distributed transactions, which OpenLDAP has never (and will never) use.
If you insist on using BDB, there's no reason to prefer BDB 6 over BDB 5. But
in either case, LMDB is far superior so there's no point in using BDB (and
risking a run-in with Oracle's license compliance lawyers) at all.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/