building python 3 -- _dbm necessary bits

Mark Olbert ChairmanMAO at newsgroups.nospam
Thu Apr 29 13:00:33 EDT 2010

On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 15:51:26 +1000, James Mills <prologic at> wrote:

>On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Mark Olbert
><ChairmanMAO at newsgroups.nospam> wrote:
>> I'm getting an error message about make not being able to find the necessary bits to build modules related to _dbm. Yet I have
>> libgdbm installed installed on my system. Suggestions on how to fix this?
>You need the development C headers for
>gdbm. If you're using a Debian-based system
>try something like:
>$ apt-get install gdbm-dev

Okay. But I compiled & installed gdbm from source obtained from the gnu archive, so I presume the necessary files would be included
(this is on a linux system).

- Mark

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