Sorry. Don't mean to be contentious, but I think you must have
the Berkeley database already installed.  I downloaded bdb from
that link and it only has the bdb extension by Guy Decoux, not
the database proper.  I'll go back to the site and look for
another package.

Rich Kilmer wrote:
> 
> That IS the database and the interface (all in one nice little package) ;-)
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Albert L. Wagner [mailto:alwagner / uark.edu]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 4:23 PM
> > To: ruby-talk ML
> > Subject: [ruby-talk:25217] Re: OT: Berkeley DB on windows
> >
> >
> > That looks good, Rich. But, but that's just ruby and the db
> > interface; what did you do for the database itself?
> >
> > Rich Kilmer wrote:
> > >
> > > Download the Win32 MinGW version of Ruby here:
> > >
> > > http://www.ruby-lang.org/~eban/ruby/binaries/mingw/
> > >
> > > and download the BDB (or other) extensions here:
> > >
> > > http://www.ruby-lang.org/~eban/ruby/binaries/mingw/ext/
> > >
> > > they extract into /usr/...
> > >
> > > you can move the extracted files after the fact.
> > >
> > > I use this version and it works great!
> > >
> > > -Rich
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Albert L. Wagner [mailto:alwagner / uark.edu]
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:11 PM
> > > > To: ruby-talk ML
> > > > Subject: [ruby-talk:25213] OT: Berkeley DB on windows
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I have successfully installed Guy Decoux's Ruby/bdb and the
> > > > Berkeley DB on Linux.  I would also like to install it on
> > > > Windows, but SleepyCat only provides source code for Visual C++
> > > > on windows.  I don't have MSVC++.  Can anyone point me to an
> > > > executable for the Berkeley DB or maybe how to compile on MinGW?
> > > > I have hunted everywhere and am at a total loss.  Any pointers
> > > > are greatly appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > "It requires wisdom to understand wisdom:
> > > >  the music is nothing if the audience is deaf."
> > > >  - Walter Lippman
> >
> > --
> > "It requires wisdom to understand wisdom:
> >  the music is nothing if the audience is deaf."
> >  - Walter Lippman

-- 
"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom:
 the music is nothing if the audience is deaf."
 - Walter Lippman