samba 3.6.0 compile error --enable-external-libtdb=yes (works for samba-3.5.11)

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Tue Sep 20 15:38:51 MDT 2011

On Tue 20 Sep 2011 16:50:50 CEST, Werner Maes wrote:
> Hello
> I'm trying to compile samba-3.6.0 on a RHEL6 server (relevant options below):
>     --with-libtalloc=no \
>     --enable-external-libtalloc=yes \
>     --with-libtdb=no
>     --enable-external-libtdb=yes
> This does not work, I get an error "Unable to find libtdb".  However:
> libtdb-devel-1.2.1-3.el6.i686
> libtdb-1.2.1-3.el6.i686
> have been installed.
> This works fine when I try to build samba-3.5.11 on the same machine.
> What's has changed?
> I could find that in Fedora Rawhide they have disabled this option in the spec file but without specifying a reason:
Your config.log will probably have an indication of why the tdb on your 
system could not be used.



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