Re: [gnome-db] compiling gnome - db-1.85 stuff

On Mon, 2002-02-11 at 11:07, mbrian wrote:
> I can't get gnome-libs to configure beyond the dbopen tests.
> For some reason db-1.85 won't compile on my linuxfromscratch system, or 
> slackware 7.1 and the slackware db-1.85.4.slackware.bin.tgz package's 
> libraries weren't convincing enough for configure... I managed to get 
> db-4.0.14 to compile (with the --enable-compat185 option) and still 
> nothing.
> I swear, *with* gnome, whenever I want to some gnome application, it 
> seems like they all need ~6 packages if you count the dependencies 
> dependencies and you're *never* caught up (you would think eventually 
> you would simply fill up your disk or something). I guess it's no 
> suprise that gnome-libs is even worse. I've spent forever with this, and 
> I'm sure that configure is going to complain when I finally get *this* 
> about something new many more times.
gnome-libs is the base GNOME package, so the problem is that you've got
no GNOME at all installed in your system.

Why don't you get binary packages? (there are somewhere for Slackware, I
heard about it not much ago, so if you search on google, you'll find

> Is there a *simple* solution for the dbopen thing that somebody here 
> knows about? I figure it's probably something in my base libraries, like 
> libc or something? I'm stuck, I need a hint maybe?
> Don't mean to whine so much, but twm is making me sick. Hope it's OK 
> that there isn't any funky code or pages of logs for anyone :)(: in 
> this.   ..Now I've got to get an intermediate window manager to use to 
> step-up to gnome, I always wondered why it always seems to be running in 
> tandem with sawfish or enlightenment :).  
have you installed the -devel package for that db-1.85 file?

BTW, as noted by Daniel, this problem has nothing to do with
gnome-db/libgda, but with gnome-libs and the Berkeley DB version it's

Also, by what you say, it seems to me you're trying to compile a very
old version of gnome-libs. What version is it?

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> - <rodrigo ximian com> -

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