Re: libdb4.* madness in unstable
Michael Biebl <email@example.com> writes:
> 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?
BerkeleyDB 4.2 is still faster and more stable than any subsequent version
for OpenLDAP, although 4.6 is looking promising.
I don't have any good explanation for 4.3 through 4.5, though.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>