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Re: Problem Compiling Subversion with BerkeleyDB

From: David Mahakian <tmoli42_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2006-06-14 17:12:17 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> [Sending to the correct list. Note that I am not subscribed to users@.]
> Farid Izem wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm tring to compile SubVersion 1.1.4 and 1.3.2 on RedHat WS 3.
>> I'm still facing a problem during the configure step.
>> ./configure --prefix=/home/user01/base_subversion/subversion-1.1.4_depl
>> --with-berkeleyd-db=/home/user01/base_berkeley/db-4.2.52depl
>> --with-apxs=/home/user01/base_apache/http-2.2.2_depl/bin/apxs
>> I'm still having the problem BerkeleyDb not found :
>> configure: error: Berkeley DB not found.
>> configure failed for apr-util.
> Chances are good that the linker isn't able to hook up Subversion with BDB.
> As you are building all this stuff in a home directory, I'm going to
> presume that /etc/ld.so.conf hasn't been updated with a reference to your
> BDB libdir and /sbin/ldconfig rerun to make that change take effect. So, as
> a fallback, does your LD_CONFIG variable contain a reference to the BDB
> libdir (which I'm guessing is "/home/user01/base_berkeley/db-4.2.52depl/lib")?

I had a similar problem on my system (Ubuntu 5.10) and just figured it
out yesterday. The problem with mine was that I compiled and installed
4.3.29, but Ubuntu ships with BDB 4.3.28. The header file check in
configure for apr-util passes, but the library test fails. Ie (excerpted
lines only):

configure:18564: checking db.h presence
configure:18600: result: yes
configure:18635: checking for db.h
configure:18642: result: yes
configure:18658: checking for -ldb-4.3
configure:18754: result: no

Check your config.log in apr util for similar messages.

By taking a closer look I realized that what happened is that the Ubuntu
default bdb libraries in /usr/lib were being found first, so the library
version found did not match the header. So then I instead used that
version by --with-berkeley-db=/usr. That fixed it.

If RedHat also ships with a version of BDB, you may have the same issue
and want to try similar. Make sure you install the berkeley db
development rpm (if there is one, there was a separate package in Ubuntu
for it), then try something similar to what I have done.

When I searched online with similar problems, I think they all had the
same problem as me. None of them had the problem resolved; the only
advice they were given was to not compile with it.

- David Mahakian

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