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Re: libdb4.* madness in unstable

Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> 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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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