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configure: error: BDB/HDB: BerkeleyDB not available

Looks like BerkeleyDB is not installed which is required to configured openLDAP.

Follow the below steps to install BerkeleyDB.

Downloading Berkeley DB

wget http://download.oracle.com/berkeley-db/db-5.2.28.tar.gz

Extracting files from the downloaded package:

tar zxvf db-5.2.28.tar.gz

cd db-5.2.28/build_unix

Create installation path

mkdir /etc/berkeleydb

Configuring Berkeley DB

../dist/configure --prefix=/etc/berkeleydb

Compile and install the code

make

make install
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OpenLDAP

OpenLDAP is an open source implementation of LDAP or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol . OpenLDAP allows to store and organize user related data centrally. OpenLDAP functions like a relational database & can store any data but its normally used as a address book. Its used for authenticating and authorizing of the users. Information stored in OpenLDAP is in hierarchical manner & We can group the users into a single or multiple groups based on necessity.

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