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Re: [PATCH] Use local SQLite amalgamation in preference to system SQLite

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 15:06:53 +0100

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:14:29PM +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
> I assume it would be better to use the local SQLite amalgamation, if
> present, in preference to any SQLite installed on the system, if the
> user doesn't specify otherwise. Currently, if there's a usable version
> on the system it ignores the local amalgamation file.
>
> Patch attached. Notice that the current comments on those lines of code
> indicate that it was intended to be the way I'm saying.
>
> Any reason why not?
>

I'd say it does not matter at all what the default is, as long as it is
very clearly documented, e.g. in the configure script's help output.

As far as I can see, packagers would prefer to use the system sqlite
so that bug fixes to the system's sqlite package benefit the Subversion
package (see below). Developers (i.e. ourselves) or people compiling
their own builds from tarballs might prefer the amalgamation because it
is more convenient.

Stefan
Received on 2009-01-20 15:07:13 CET

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