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
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.
The GDBM package contains libgdbm libraries.
Last updated on 2005-02-04 16:29:53 -0700