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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.4 failure to compile
On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 04:41:16PM +0600, Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:
>
> On Fri, 18 May 2001, Lorenzo Marcantonio wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 17 May 2001, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >
> > > I think the header file you're talking about is the db1 header file,
> > > which has nothing to do with yacc -- it's the Berkeley libdb version 1,
> > > which is a pretty bad thing to require.
> > >
> >
> > I've got it to compile (and apparently work) even con libdb3... which
> > has the compability header db_185.h (or something similar).
> >
> > IIRC, libdb1 was bundled with libc till release 2.1.3. Since 2.2 they've
> > said 'get it at sleepycat...'.
> >
> > BTW, there are ifdef inside the driver about which header to include
> > (db.h or db_185.h IIRC).
> >
> > I still doesn't comprend what does it NEED FOR the libdb...
>
> I don't do any module programming yet, but the lkmpg lists "Using standard
> libraries" under "Common Pitfalls". Is anything unusual going on here?

Yup. The code in question is not a module, but rather a userspace-program
that generates microcode for the SCSI-adapter(s) in question. As such,
using standard libraries is fully ok. The debate is whether libdb1
is to be considered common enough.


Regards: David Weinehall
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