Configure problem: Cannot link against libdb

David Relson relson at
Thu Jul 29 16:49:02 CEST 2004

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 09:54:47 +0000 (UTC)
nekiy wrote:

> Hi,  
> I just downloaded bogofilter-0.92.0. When i try configuring it by
> typing  "./configure", a whole load of tests and checks came up and
> finally it showed  
> "...  
>  checking how to link with libdb... -ldb  
>  configure: error:  
> ====================================================================  
> Cannot link against libdb? Try 'rm config.cache', then
> re-configure...."  
> I m not sure what the problem is, it shouldn't be that I don't have
> libdb  since I've downloaded and installed BerkeleyDb. Can anyone
> please help me? I  didn't include config.log because I don't know
> which part of it is relevant  and since there are alot of text in
> there, i don't want to clog up this whole  "question box". 

Hi nekiy,

What operating system are you using?  What version of BerkleyDB is

The FAQ has relevant information.

./configure has option --with-libdb-prefix that may be helpful to you.



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