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Re: configure script fails during install (Setup Ver 2.897 (64 bit))

On 2019-11-03 18:06, Lawrence Clooney wrote:
> Scenario:
> Performing gnu-cobol V1.1 install on Windows 10 desktop. The cygwin setup-x86_64.exe installed in C:\OC directory as instructed in<> “Learning Cobol” course.
> lkclooney@CLOONEY-1 /cygdrive/c/OC
> $ ls -la
> total 2264
> drwxrwx---+ 1 lkclooney                   lkclooney                         0 Nov  3 12:48 .
> d---r-x---+ 1 NT SERVICE+TrustedInstaller NT SERVICE+TrustedInstaller       0 Nov  3 14:03 ..
> drwxrwxr-x+ 1 lkclooney                   lkclooney                         0 Nov  3 19:19 gnu-cobol-1.1
> -rwxrwx---+ 1 lkclooney                   lkclooney                   1046006 Nov  3 12:26 gnu-cobol-1.1.tar.gz
> drwxrwx---+ 1 lkclooney                   lkclooney                         0 Nov  3 12:37
> -rwxrwx---+ 1 lkclooney                   lkclooney                   1225235 Nov  3 11:54 setup-x86_64.exe
> The video instructs the user to execute the cygwin install configure script in gnu-cobol-1.1 directory.
> lkclooney@CLOONEY-1 /cygdrive/c/OC/gnu-cobol-1.1
> $ ./configure
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> checking for gawk... gawk
> checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
> Error Message:
> checking whether to use NLS... no
> checking for initscr in -lncurses... yes
> checking ncurses.h usability... yes
> checking ncurses.h presence... yes
> checking for ncurses.h... yes
> checking for Berkeley DB db.h version >= 4.1 ... no (version numbers not found)
> configure: error: Berkeley DB db.h is missing or has incompatible version
> The software was installed twice with configure script failing in the same location.
> Investigation
> The db.h file could not be found in the /usr/include directory

Cygwin does not package or support GNU COBOL.
The configure script is provided with GNU COBOL, or by, not Cygwin.
Cygwin setup is not involved, unless that was used to provide the installation
base for building GNU COBOL.
Berkeley DB was a product of SleepyCat Software until that was bought by Oracle,
but there may be some support for it in the Cygwin libdb-devel package with
release 5.3.28-2 in 2017, although it is now orphaned with no Cygwin maintainer.
Please contact for help with their Cygwin installation of GNU COBOL.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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