Bug 3185 - ndbm.h headder file.....
Summary: ndbm.h headder file.....
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-01 01:34 UTC by cst97064
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-01 18:17:16 UTC

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Description cst97064 1999-06-01 01:34:17 UTC
The file has been moved from


in RedHat 5.2 to


in redhat 6.0, found it while installing OpenSSL and ModSSl

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-01 18:17:59 UTC
The choice of which ndbm.h implicitly chooses which database
emulation to use. What used to be in /usr/include was the
gdbm ndbm.h, what is in /usr/include/db1 is the db1 emulation.

Since there is no way for Red Hat to choose one emulation over
another for all possible applications, there is no way that we can
supply /usr/include/ndbm.h.

Comment 2 smanes 1999-08-06 02:03:59 UTC
Then pick one!  You _have_ to have to set some kind of standard here,
if only for those folks compiling third-party software, like Perl and
its various companion libraries, which expects one. As it is now,
Redhat 6.0 is a MAJOR bottleneck for me as a professional Perl
developer.  I've lost two days' work trying to get Perl.
5.005.03 installed without success because of these (effectively)
broken DBM libraries.

Linking db1/ndbm.h to /usr/include/ndbm.h only increased the number of
test errors.

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