On 5 Mar 2001, Karl Fogel wrote:
> This sounds like a good idea; will it work like this?:
> - svn configuration process looks in the svn working copy for the
> berkeley db sources. If it finds them, it uses them, instead of
> whatever bdb might happen to be on the system.
> - If it does not find them, it behaves as it does now.
That is how the current patch works. I toyed with the
idea of requiring a db dir the the subversion tree,
but I figured someone might object on the grounds
that they already have a db version installed.
To be honest, I think it would be better to
always build with a known db from the source tree,
but that is really up to you folks.
One thing to note is that I added an error msg
to the ./autogen.sh script if a db dir could not
be found. That assumes that the maintainer
is going to use a db directory from the
source tree. A person packaging up a .tar ball
could always delete the db dir after running
./autogen.sh if size was an issue. The db
dir includes a lot of interfaces that we
are not going to make use of (Tcl, Java, C++,
Perl, and others).
Red Hat Inc
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