Berkeley DB Problem Configuring rpm

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Tue Oct 30 06:51:34 UTC 2012

On 10/22/2012 09:02 PM, Ian Lake wrote:
> Hello -
> I am trying to build rpm-4.8.0 on Centos-6.3.
> I use this command to configure:
> ./configure --with-python=2.7 --with-db=internal --enable-static=no
> CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/include/nspr4 -I/usr/include/nss3
> -I/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.5.3/include" LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.5.3/lib"
> LLIBDIR="/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.5.3/lib"
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.5.3/lib"
> and end up with this error:
> configure: error: internal Berkeley DB directory not present,
> I downloaded and installed Berkeley DB 5.3.-21.  The libraries were installed at
> /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.5.3/lib
> Any idea on how to fix the error?  Am I just doing something wrong with the
> configure options?

As the error message says, see INSTALL where this is documented.

You didn't say *why* you're rebuilding rpm with the same version that's 
already included in Centos, but generally the easiest option is to start 
with the src.rpm of the system package: grab the src.rpm for rpm 4.8.0 
from Centos repository, modify the spec to your needs and rebuild.

	- Panu -

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