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Re: Minor patch for Makefile.in

From: <subversion-dev_at_thewrittenword.com>
Date: 2001-06-06 11:09:21 CEST

On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 01:58:24AM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 12:11:31AM -0700, Mo DeJong wrote:
> > Don't you think life would be a lot easier if folks just
> > assume that the fs will always get built and add
> > my patch to build berkeley db from the src tree?
>
> It would be nice to simply assume that DB3 is present and build everything.
> I'm not sure if we want to do that, though. That would preclude somebody
> grabbing the source and just building a client.
>
> I'm not sure which side of the fence I'm on with expecting DB3 to be
> present.
>
> And I really don't think expecting the DB3 distro to be in our source tree
> is a good thing. It is readily available as RPMs that people can simply
> install. Neon and APR aren't as old or readily available, so it makes a bit
> of sense to include them. We could conceivably just punt Neon, too. APR is
> tougher, as we use some of its .m4 files; we'll use its libtool; etc.

And what about Solaris, HP-UX, IRIX, AIX, and Tru64 UNIX users? The
chance of them grabbing DB3 from somewhere is much slimmer than the
Linux user grabbing an RPM of DB3.

-- 
albert chin (china@thewrittenword.com)
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