Re: [hypermail] Compilation error on AIX: make static library

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 08:19:17 +0100 (MET)
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On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Eric Bessette wrote:

> First I get a error when configuring:
> >checking for gdbm_open in -lgdbm... no
> >checking for GDBM support... checking for gdbm_open in -lgdbm... (cached)
> no
> >checking gdbm library... none found
> >configure: warning: No gdbm library found - will limit a few features

This is pretty harmless. As you don't have the gdbm library, hypermail won't build with it and then you can't use features based on it (surprise).

> Then when I 'make', it doesn't seem to make the staic library .o files, it
> only makes the shared library. But it still tries to link the static
> library. Does anyone have any suggestions?

The configure output has the clue:

checking whether to build static libraries... no

To work around this, run configure like this:

 $ ./configure --disable-shared

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