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Re: Support for BDB in RPM's

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2005-04-25 18:31:57 CEST

On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:
>> We are using RHEL 3 with Berkeley DB repositories.
>> Support for BDB has just been removed from 1.2.x's RHEL 3 RPMs. What do
>> I do now? I (like surely many others) were depending on the RPM
>> packages. This mean that I can't upgrade, or that I need to build
>> Subversion (and face all the Berkeley DB problems) myself. This was done
>> to ease maintaining the RPMs. What it's really been done is to push the
>> complexity to us, the users.
>> Again: What should I do now?
> Hmm, I agree. Removing BDB support is not an acceptable step.
> David: Can you provide me with SSH access to an RHEL3 (or WBEL/CentOS/etc.)
> box?
> I'd be willing to help work on improving the isolation of the
> Subversion-private build of BDB 4.2 so that it co-operates peaceably with the
> system BDB 4.1.

I didn't like all the complaints I was getting for the conflicts caused by
trying to support a BDB 4.2.X on a system that had 4.1.X on it, and I
agreed with the complaints.

None of my options seemed good to me.

BDB 4.1.25 is built in to Apache so if 4.2.52 is to be used then an
updated version of apache has to be built. If that is true then that
affects PHP and any other modules that depend on Apache.

However, if we can think up some way to make Subversion use 4.2.52 through
Apache that doesn't mean installing a new version of Apache/APR/APR-UTIL
then I'm all ears.

4.1.X has stability problems from all the talk I've heard so just
compiling with the existing 4.1.X didn't seem to be an option either.

I'm just finishing up converting all my 1.1.4 repositories from BDB to
FSFS so I can upgrade to 1.2 when the time comes in a few weeks.

If there is a better way, please let's work on figuring it out.

Max, I can give you an account on my devel machine probably tonight if
that would help.

Let me know.

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