[MAINTAINER] devel/apr-gdbm-db42: apr-util 1.3.7 breaks dbd
Philip M. Gollucci
pgollucci at p6m7g8.com
Tue Jun 9 07:35:14 UTC 2009
Bojan Smojver wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-06-09 at 03:18 -0400, Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
>> libsvn_fs_base is compiled if BDB support is detected.
> I think it calls Berkeley DB API directly, not via APU. Hence, the fact
> that -ldb was part of apu-1-config --libs, was just a historical
> If a program calls apr_dbm*(), APU will load relevant support as DSO, so
> user doesn't need to link directly to the actual underlying DB library.
> If that particular DB type is not supported (i.e. not compiled in),
> error will be returned. That's my understanding.
> PS. We do have a workaround for ldap along these lines, where we report
> ldap in --libs, unless --avoid-ldap is passed to the config script.
> Maybe we should do this here, to avoid breaking compilation
> compatibility. Opinions?
I think you have to given the versioning rules. And for gdbm too et al too.
Its certainly not ABI/API compatible. Speaking of which why wasn't this
only in 1.4.x/trunk(2.x) ?
Excellent, Bojan, now I've got the history and why, and understand whats
happened. I don't think teaching subversion about this fact will be
There are over 56 apps in the freebsd ports tree with over 900 depends
that this breaks as is, though most of which indirectly depend on
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