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.
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gdbm
Install GDBM by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the root user:
make BINOWN=root BINGRP=root install
In addition, you may need to install the DBM and NDBM compatibility headers and library since some applications look for these older dbm routines.
make BINOWN=root BINGRP=root install-compat
make BINOWN=root BINGRP=root install: This command overrides the BINOWN and BINGRP variables in the Makefile changing ownership of the installed files to root instead of the bin user.
Last updated on 2006-06-21 11:26:07 -0500