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Re: Patch to build db in the tree.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-03-06 18:36:44 CET

Sam TH <sam@uchicago.edu> writes:

> >
> > 1. Many systems come with Berkeley DB pre-installed; among the
> > free Unices, it's pretty much a standard system library, I
> > think.
> >
> Would that it were that easy. Version 2 is a standard system library
> on Debian at least as far back as stable, as it is on RedHat. But
> debian doesn't even have a package for db3. So using the system db
> library isn't really an option.

On a brighter note, on my FreeBSD 4.2 box, I got DB 3.2.9 by simply

      cd /usr/ports/databases/db3 && make install

So not every system is out of date. :)

> And anyway, don't we require 3.2.9 now?

Sure, but the point is that as db3 version numbers increase, we're
assuming that major interface changes will be relatively rare. We're
assuming that it will be safe to search for 3.2.9 or *greater*. We're
also assuming that 3.2.9 will eventually creep into standard os
distributions at rate -faster- than the rate at which svn absolutely
requires new db3 versions. :)
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