The GDBM package contains the GNU Database Manager. This is a disk file format database which stores key/data-pairs in single files. The actual data of any record being stored is indexed by a unique key, which can be retrieved in less time than if it was stored in a text file.
Install GDBM by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make BINOWN=root BINGRP=root install
In addition, you may need to install the DBM and NDBM compatibility headers since some applications look for these older dbm routines.
make BINOWN=root BINGRP=root install-compat
BINOWN=root BINGRP=root: This command changes the file ownership to root instead of the bin user.
The GDBM package contains libgdbm libraries.