10.52. GDBM-1.13 32 Bit Libraries

The GDBM package contains the GNU Database Manager. This is a disk file format database which stores key/data-pairs in single files. The actual data of any record being stored is indexed by a unique key, which can be retrieved in less time than if it was stored in a text file.

10.52.1. Installation of GDBM

Prepare GDBM for compilation:

CC="gcc ${BUILD32}" \
./configure \
    --prefix=/usr \

The meaning of the configure option:


This switch enables the libgdbm compatibility library to be built, as some packages outside of CLFS may require the older DBM routines it provides.

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

Details on this package are located in Section 10.53.2, “Contents of GDBM.”