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Re: versioning unversioned metadata + anonsvn strategies....

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-02-19 03:12:41 CET

Toshio wrote:
> I was under the impression that the on-disk format changed between 4.1
> and 4.2. If that's correct, I would say a reason not to force people to
> upgrade Berkeley for their own good is that there can be quite a few
> programs on the system beyond apache/subversion thst use it and you may
> not want to recompile them all just to evaluate how subversion will
> improve your life over CVS.

Multiple versions of BerkeleyDB can be installed quite independently of each
other. I appear to have system libraries of BDB 1.85 and 4.0.14 (thanks to
Mandrake) in /usr/lib, as well as my own custom installed libraries for 4.0.14,
4.1.24, and 4.2.52 in /usr/local/BerkeleyDB[something].

I think that there is enough evidence that, for whatever reason, subversion does
not play well with BDB 4.1 and that it should be actively shunned. BDB 4.2 is
the best recommended version, but 4.0 works too. Since using Subversion with
Apache requires specific versions of Apache, it is not that much harder to
require avoiding a specific BDB lib.


John Peacock
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