configure: error: BDB/HDB: BerkeleyDB not available

After installing the required prerequisite for OpenLDAP installation, I ran into my first error in running the configure script:

checking db.h usability… no
checking db.h presence… no
checking for db.h… no
configure: error: BDB/HDB: BerkeleyDB not available

At first, I thought this was just a case of $PATH not set up properly (since /usr/local) in not in the path by default). After setting up the path:

# echo $PATH

I still have the error.

I then added the path for the include files in the env

env CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/Berkeley/include

Did the configure and…

checking for db.h… yes

That fixed…

Next error… 😀

6 thoughts on “configure: error: BDB/HDB: BerkeleyDB not available”

  1. i dont have those path:

    they are even non-existing. what should i do?

  2. Please verify your BerkeleyDB path before saying it doesn’t work. Obviously not everyone has version 3.3. I have 4.7, myself, and had to modify the command slightly. But as long as you installed BDB successfully and point correctly, it should find the libraries needed without issue.

  3. I tried adding the path for the include files in the environment, but keep getting a “Permission Denied” error, even as root. any thoughts?

  4. nevermind, I got it. turns out I typed in the path for the include files incorrectly. Also still received the error, but fixed it with:

    export CPPFLAGS
    LDFLAGS=”-L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.3/lib -R/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.3/lib”
    export LDFLAGS
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH

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