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Old 12-22-2005, 07:35 PM   #1
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berkeley db installation error message on Suse 10

Hi all,

I'm a noob trying to install Berkeley DB 4.4.16 on SuSE 10.0 OSS. Following the instructions I type: dist/configure, but I get the error message:

configure: error: Berkeley DB should not be built in the top-level or dist directories.

I only want to install this so I can install the KDE binary newsreader.

Any help would be much appreciated,

Old 12-24-2005, 04:13 AM   #2
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so you've untarred the tarball and did a cd into the extracted directory. make a dummy directory in the extracted directory and cd there.

tar -xzvf db-4.4.16.tar.gz
cd db-4.4.16
mkdir dummy
cd dummy
<enter root password>
make install
Old 12-29-2005, 02:54 PM   #3
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Who Hooooo thanks MegaSpaz... I've been looking for an answer to this. Your fix worked great for me.

Old 06-21-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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Apologies for the late thanks MegaSpaz...

...I've just come back from an RPM dependencies trip.



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