[Solved] PostgreSQL configure: error: readline library not found


An error occurs when installing PostgreSQL, as shown below

configure: error: readline library not found
If you have readline already installed, see config.log for details on the
failure.  It is possible the compiler isn't looking in the proper directory.
Use --without-readline to disable readline support.


Check whether the readLine package is installed in the system

rpm -qa | grep readline

Install readline-devel pack

yum -y install -y readline-devel

Execute configure again successfully

The explanation of readLine comes from the official website

Prevents use of the Readline library (and libedit as well). Thisoption disables command-line
editing and history in psql, so it is notrecommended.

Note: when you execute configure, you can add “– without readLine” to avoid this error, but PostgreSQL officials do not recommend it

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