8 Berkeley DB Notes

As of SICStus 3.8, the library module library(db) has been replaced by library(bdb). The functionality is similar, but library(bdb) is built on top of Berkeley DB. Berkeley DB can be downloaded from:


The recommended way to install Berkeley DB for Mac OS X is to use Fink from fink.sourceforge.net. Fink comes with a GUI called Fink Commander. Install the package db41.

library(bdb) has been verified to work using Berkeley DB version 4.1.24. It does not work with earlier versions.

When using Berkeley DB under Windows, you should set the PATH environment variable to contain the path to libdb41.dll (see Windows). Consult the Berkeley DB documentation for further info.