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Re: libdb4.* madness in unstable

On 10/16/07, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
> Today, while browsing through aptitude, I noticed that I had the
> following bdb versions installed:
> version:   # of packages depending on it (apt-cache rdepends)
> libdb4.2   40
> libdb4.3   26
> libdb4.4   55
> libdb4.5   64
> libdb4.6   40
> Having 5 different versions of one library is just insane imho. What are
> the reasons, that we still carry around the older versions, like 4.2 and
> 4.3? Is there software which doesn't build against newer versions, are
> there other reasons?
> Wouldn't it make sense to limit the number of bdb version in the archive
> to two or max. three?

Interesting because I was wondering about the same thing, and even
worse is that each of those takes way too many CPU cycles to build.

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