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Re: Support for BDB in RPM's

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-27 15:08:01 CEST

Philip Martin wrote:
> David Summers <david@summersoft.fay.ar.us> writes:
>> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, Philip Martin wrote:
>>> $ make EXTRA_CFLAGS=-I/some/path EXTRA_LDFLAGS="-L/some/path -lsome-lib"
>>> Alternatively, you may be able to do it by editing the Makefile (or
>>> perhaps Makefile.in) and changing things like SVN_DB_LIBS and CFLAGS.
>> Nope, that didn't work. :-( It compiled and it has the lib-4.2
>> library listed but the db files are version 4.1.
> As far as I know it should work. You have to arrange your header
> files and your -I directives so that the Subversion compile picks up
> the 4.2 bdb header files and not the 4.1 header files, i.e. you have
> to arrange the search order so that 4.2 comes *first*. The compile
> will still work if you get that wrong, but it won't use the bdb 4.2
> symbols.

There is an additional complication.
Subversion does not include db.h directly. It uses
#define APU_WANT_DB
#include <apu_want.h>
using apr-util. You need to patch all occurences of this (all within
libsvn_fs_base/) to include the BDB headers without assistance from

>>> Or you might want to try hacking the m4 stuff in order to make
>>> configure do what you want, and then get that patch accepted on the
>>> trunk.
>> I'll play around some more with the m4 stuff, if I can just get it to
>> NOT link in the BDB 4.1 stuff then I *may* have a fighting chance.
> That won't work, apr-util has references to the 4.1 symbols so you
> need to link 4.1.

Is the apr(-util) version included with the OS definitely too old?
./configure rejects 0.9.4 because *some* dev versions of apr which called
themselves 0.9.4 were too old, but later versions, and what was actually the
0.9.4 release, work fine.

It would certainly simplify the situation if you could use the system


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