Berkeley DB detection problems

Jorey Bump list at
Thu Dec 15 15:26:58 EST 2005

Adrian Buciuman wrote:
> On 12/12/05, Ken Murchison <murch at> wrote:
>>I am pleased to announce the release of Cyrus IMAPd 2.3.0.  This is an
>>BETA-quality release
> I'm trying to compile it on Slackware.
> How can I elegantly select which Berkeley DB to use?
> I want to use libdb-3.3, which is the system default, used by
> sendmail, sasl etc.
> With no configure option, 3.3 db.h is included, and libdb-4.2 is
> tentatively used for linking; it gives an error about undefined
> reference to `txn_checkpoint'. If I use
> --with-bdb-incdir=path_to_4.2_db.h it compiles correctly. But how to
> use libdb-3.3?

Not exactly what you want, but on a Slackware 10.2 system, I use these 

  ./configure --prefix=/usr \
    --with-bdb-libdir=DIR=/usr/lib \

I have no problems at all, but I use saslauthd, and replaced sendmail 
with postfix. I use the same options on a 10.1 box where I installed 
cyrus-sasl from source.

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