Cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2 build fails

Dwight Tovey dwight at
Mon Feb 2 12:07:35 EST 2004

Shelley Waltz said:
> I am trying to build cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2 from the
> source rpm on a RH ES3 system.
> RH ES3 comes with db4-4.1.25-8.
> The spec file for the src files indicates db3 is required?
> and the build fails ...
> rpmbuild --rebuild cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2.src.rpm
> Installing cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2.src.rpm
> error: Failed build dependencies:
>         db3-devel is needed by cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2
> Must I replace the db4 packages with db3?

I'm not sure about the db4 vs db3 part, but whichever way that turns out
you will still need to install the associated db?-devel package.  In
general, the base package doesn't necessarily include the files needed for
development.  Those are typically placed in an associated '-devel'


Dwight N. Tovey
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