Re: berkeleydb version insanity
On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 12:23:43AM +0000, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 04:05:56PM -0800, email@example.com wrote:
> > Is there a reason we need to carry forward having 4 versions of
> > BerkeleyDB in sid? Is BerkeleyDB 3 backwards-compatible enough that
> > we can just change the Build-Depends line on the 90 packages that use
> > libdb2 and let the autobuilders do their thing?
> Oh boy. Welcome to the world of pain that is Berkeley DB.
> We have the API changes (1.85, 2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.0, 4.1, ...)
> Then there are the on-disc database format versions
Add also license changes. 1.85 is the only one with a pure BSD license.
Commercial programs likes it a lot ;-) Someone also asked me to
compile with libc6 in the recent past.
Francesco P. Lovergine