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Bug 7256 - /usr/include/ndbm.h missing
Summary: /usr/include/ndbm.h missing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-11-23 16:06 UTC by Andreas Luik
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-05 00:22:31 UTC

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Description Andreas Luik 1999-11-23 16:06:56 UTC
The include file <ndbm.h> (/usr/include/ndbm.h) is missing from
RedHat 6.1.  It was available on RedHat 5.1 in glibc-devel-2.0.7-29.
Its absence makes it more difficult to compile programs which
use NDBM, because the <ndbm.h> include file is kind of a
"standard" one.

Note: ndbm.h header files are available in several other places:

taylor:~(32)> locate ndbm.h

Probably the easies fix is to add a symbolic link from
/usr/include/ndbm.h to /usr/include/db1/ndbm.h.

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Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-05 00:22:59 UTC
   #include <db1/ndbm.h>

This is because glibc 2.1 switches to db2 as the default DB library and NDBM is
really a db1-type interface.

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