I am installing Berkeley DB (http://dev.sleepycat.com/) on VectorLinux 5.1 - a Slackware derivative - which purportedly comes with the standard install. When I enter "locate berkeley" the following shows:
Code:
/opt/lampp/phpmyadmin/libraries/engines/berkeleydb.lib.php
/usr/bin/berkeley_db4_svc
/usr/bin/berkeley_db_svc
Question 1: Does anyone know what the *_svc files do? According to the coloration they should be executable, so - as root - the command "./berkeley_db4_svc" yields
Code:
Cannot register service:RPC: Unable to receive; errno = Connection refused
unable to register (DB_RPC_SERVERPROG, DB_RPC_SERVERVERS, tcp).
According to the manual there is a requirement to enter the build_unix directory to compile and make, but there is no such directory.

Question 2: Can I conclude there are no installation files after all?

I do see however the following files (edited for brevity):
Code:
/usr/bin/updatedb
/usr/bin/gdbserver
/usr/bin/mbadblocks
/usr/bin/db4_dump
/usr/bin/db4_load
/usr/bin/db4_stat
/usr/bin/ddbugtopbm
/usr/bin/db4_upgrade
/usr/bin/db4_verify
/usr/bin/db_upgrade
/usr/bin/toc2cddb
/usr/bin/db4_deadlock
/usr/bin/berkeley_db_svc
/usr/bin/db4_archive
/usr/bin/db_archive
/usr/bin/db_deadlock
/usr/bin/db4_printlog
/usr/bin/db4_recover
/usr/bin/db_recover
/usr/bin/db_printlog
/usr/bin/db_dump
/usr/bin/db_load
so the VectorLinux installation somehow seems poised for Berkeley DB too.

Thanks in advance

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