Are there any problems with regard to licensing and Berkeley DB (the
projects I want to put under subversion are not open source)?
I remember having some confusion over Berkeley XMLDB and their defintion
of 'deploy.' It turned out that if I developed locally and downloaded
XMLDB from Berkeley Systems to the remote (rackspace) server for a fresh
install and set it up there, it was still considered 'deployed' and
subject to their licensing requirements (which would have been about
US$50k). I don't want to seem like I am slamming Berkeley Systems, just
want to clearly understand the licensing terms as they relate to
Subversion. I had thought a filesystem version would be free of these
If you have a closed source project and need to download a newer version
of BDB to your server, do you need to pay Berkeley Systems licensing fees?
Jani Averbach wrote:
>On 2004-07-14 16:09-0500, Robert Guthrie wrote:
>>Am I correct in assuming that there will be an option to compile an
>>svnserver without the need for a Berkeley DB installation?
>Yes, you should compile your apr-util without Berkeley DB support, and
>after that compile subversion against that apr-util. You won't need
>any special option for subversion's configure, because it will find
>from apr-util if there is a bdb or not. During configuration, you
>should get following warning:
>configure: WARNING: we have configured without BDB filesystem support
>The Subversion default filesystem back-end library requires Berkeley
>DB version 4.0.14 or newer, which you don't seem to have
>installed and linked to APR-UTIL. We have created Makefiles which
>will build without the default filesystem library; you will have to
>use "svnadmin create --fs-type=fsfs PATH" to create a repository using
>the alternative FSFS back-end. You can find the latest version of
>Berkeley DB here:
>As result, you should now have fsfs only subversion installation.
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