How to install dyndb

This document describes how to download, compile, test and install dyndb.

System requirements:

The dyndb package is meant to run under UNIX and -lookalikes.

Create a /package directory:

  $ mkdir /package
  $ chmod 1755 /package
  $ cd /package

You may use another directory. No program in the dyndb package cares where it is installed. /package is recommended.

The latest published dyndb package is:


You can alternatively download it through FTP:


Unpack the package:

  $ gunzip dyndb-0.5.2.tar.gz
  $ tar -xpf dyndb-0.5.2.tar # note the 'p'
  $ rm dyndb-0.5.2.tar
  $ cd data/dyndb-0.5.2

Compile and install the programs:

  $ package/install

Where commands and documentation are installed:

By default the binaries are installed in /package/dyndb-0.5.2/commmand. (replace /package/ by the directory where you you unpacked the dyndb distribution in). Symbolic links to the commands are created in /command/ and, for compatibility reasons, in /usr/local/bin.
Manual pages are installed in /package/dyndb-0.5.2/doc. Symbolic links to the manual pages are created under /usr/local/man.

If you don't like this then:

  $ package/compile && package/check
  $ cp command/* /whereever/you/want/bin
  $ cp doc/* /whereever/you/want/doc

Self check:

compile/install (or compile/check) try to run some automated tests. If these tests fail the software will not be installed.

The tests take some time. Things are fine if they do not print anything.

How to report success: (not mandatory)

  $ mail <compile/systype

Please do not send this email if the self-check failed. Send an problem report to the mailing list instead.

Cleaning up:

If you are short on disk space you may remove the compile and src directories:

  $ rm -rf compile src

Mailing list:

To subscribe to the dyndb mailing list send a mail to The content is ignored.

You do not need to subscribe to the mailing list, it is an open one. But, if you are not subscribe, make sure you mention this in the mail.

Please include the dyndb version number, the operating system and it's version and any possible relevant output of the failing program. Please include compile/systype in your posting.

If your system is a GNU/Linux one then please include name and version of your distribution and your C library version number (as printed by ldd --version).