Please take this up on the mailing list as was mentioned
in the announcement (nmh-work...
@nongnu.org). The prime
developers don't have access to Debian per:'
"I don't have access to any Debian systems ... and I don't know why
getting a valid dbm library is so hard under Linux. Maybe there's another
dbm package that would work? We don't actually check for gdbm.h, but
instead we check for gdbm/gdbm.h."
My Mageia 1 Linux distro has /usr/include/gdbm.h as a symlink to
[jerry@unix Download]$ ls -l /usr/include/gdbm.h
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Nov 23 09:33 /usr/include/gdbm.h -> gdbm/gdbm.h
[jerry@unix Download]$ uname -a
Linux pdq 22.214.171.124-desktop-10.mga #1 SMP Wed Jan 25 10:17:18 UTC 2012 x86_64
x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
And it compiles just fine.
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