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Old 06-11-2003, 11:35 AM   #1
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undefined reference to 'gdbm_open'

Does anyone know why this would compile in one program but not in another?

Have this in my file:
#include <gdbm.h>

One program which has the same identical file compiles fine on the same RedHat 7.3 system. However, I just added it to another program and my new program gives me undefined references for all of the gdbm functions as if the include weren't there?

TIA for any help.

- Marc Castrechini
Old 06-11-2003, 03:13 PM   #2
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Figured out the problem, if anyone is curious:

My Makefile run by the 'make' command was missing the -lgdbm flag.

I added the following in my to check for gdbm:

AC_CHECK_LIB(gdbm,gdbm_open,,AC_MSG_ERROR("Required: gdbm database libraries"))
AC_CHECK_HEADER([gdbm.h],,AC_MSG_ERROR("Required: gdbm headers"))

Once that was included, if gdbm is installed properly, it will add that flag where needed after autoconf->configure->automake->make and also make sure the library path is setup as well.

- Castro


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