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Last change on this file since 5dfd96a was 5dfd96a, checked in by Igor Živković <igor@…>, 17 years ago

Added a test suite note to GDBM.

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7<!ENTITY gdbm-download-http "http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gdbm/gdbm-&gdbm-version;.tar.gz">
8<!ENTITY gdbm-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gdbm/gdbm-&gdbm-version;.tar.gz">
9<!ENTITY gdbm-md5sum "1d1b1d5c0245b1c00aff92da751e9aa1">
10<!ENTITY gdbm-size "223 KB">
11<!ENTITY gdbm-buildsize "2.75 MB">
12<!ENTITY gdbm-time "0.08 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="gdbm" xreflabel="GDBM-&gdbm-version;">
16<sect1info>
17<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
18<date>$Date$</date>
19</sect1info>
20<?dbhtml filename="gdbm.html"?>
21<title>GDBM-&gdbm-version;</title>
22<indexterm zone="gdbm">
23<primary sortas="a-GDBM">GDBM</primary></indexterm>
24
25<sect2>
26<title>Introduction to
27<application><acronym>GDBM</acronym></application></title>
28
29<para>The <application><acronym>GDBM</acronym></application> package
30contains the <acronym>GNU</acronym> Database Manager. This
31is a disk file format database which stores key/data-pairs in single
32files. The actual data of any record being stored is indexed by a unique
33key, which can be retrieved in less time than if it was stored in a text
34file.</para>
35
36<sect3><title>Package information</title>
37<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
38<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
39url="&gdbm-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
40<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
41url="&gdbm-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
42<listitem><para>Download MD5 sum: &gdbm-md5sum;</para></listitem>
43<listitem><para>Download size: &gdbm-size;</para></listitem>
44<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
45&gdbm-buildsize;</para></listitem>
46<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
47&gdbm-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
48</sect3>
49
50</sect2>
51
52<sect2>
53<title>Installation of
54<application><acronym>GDBM</acronym></application></title>
55
56<para>Install <application><acronym>GDBM</acronym></application> by running
57the following commands:
58</para>
59
60<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr &amp;&amp;
61make</command></userinput></screen>
62
63<para>This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
64
65<para>Now, as the root user:</para>
66
67<screen><userinput role='root'><command>make BINOWN=root BINGRP=root install</command></userinput></screen>
68
69<para>In addition, you may need to install the <application>DBM</application>
70and <application>NDBM</application> compatibility headers and library since
71some applications look for these older dbm routines.</para>
72
73<screen><userinput role='root'><command>make BINOWN=root BINGRP=root install-compat</command></userinput></screen>
74
75</sect2>
76
77<sect2>
78<title>Command explanations</title>
79
80<para><command>make BINOWN=root BINGRP=root install</command>: This
81command overrides the <varname>BINOWN</varname> and
82<varname>BINGRP</varname> variables in the <filename>Makefile</filename>
83changing ownership of the installed files to root instead of the bin
84user.</para>
85
86</sect2>
87
88<sect2>
89<title>Contents</title>
90
91<segmentedlist>
92<segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
93<segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
94<segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
95
96<seglistitem>
97<seg>None</seg>
98<seg>libgdbm.[so,a] and libgdbm_compat.[so,a]</seg>
99<seg>None</seg>
100</seglistitem>
101</segmentedlist>
102
103<variablelist>
104<bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
105<?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
106
107<varlistentry id="libgdbm">
108<term><filename class='libraryfile'>libgdbm.[so,a]</filename></term>
109<listitem><para>contains functions that perform database routines using
110extendible hashing.</para>
111<indexterm zone="gdbm libgdbm">
112<primary sortas="c-libgdbm">libgdbm.[so,a]</primary>
113</indexterm></listitem>
114</varlistentry>
115</variablelist>
116
117</sect2>
118
119</sect1>
120
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