Re: [hypermail] problems with make, round two

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 08:16:57 +0100 (MET)
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On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Ron Pero wrote:

> In yesterday's email to this list, I described how I was unable to make
> hypermail, because it does not find -lgdbm
> You recommended that I remove the line in src/Makefile that mentions
> -lgdbm. I did that by simply commenting out this line: #OPT_LIBS= -lgdbm
> Unfortunately, when I run make now, it generates several protests and then
> stops.


> file.o: In function `matches_existing':
> /usr/home/safire12/usr/local/etc/httpd/vhosts/cpaai/members_only/email_archi
> ves/cpabbd/hypermail-2.1.4/src/file.c(.text+0xcb1): undefined reference to
> `gdbm_open'


> Is gdbm necessary after all?

It's odd. It means that configure discovered that you have it and set the correct defines for building with gdbm support, but when trying to link with it later it fails.

> Or is there a way to install hypermail without it?

Try using something like ./configure --with-gdbm=/nonexisting/path

> Is gdbm only used for cgi scripts or mail scripts, or some such thing?

No, it's used to store stuff in a gdbm database. That's an option you won't have when building without it.

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