portsdb and ruby bug on 4-STABLE

Rob B rbyrnes at mailshack.com
Wed Sep 8 16:20:55 PDT 2004

At 09:46 AM 8/09/2004, Mike Edenfield wrote:
>Michael Nottebrock wrote:
>>A better workaround is this:
>>1.) Install the databases/ruby-bdb port.
>>2.) Set an environment variable PORTS_DBDRIVER to bdb-btree (or bdb_hash)
>>This will change the portsdb's database backend from the libc-builtin 
>>bdb1 to a later berkeley db (you can set which one via the WITH_BDB_VER 
>>switch in the ruby-bdb port).
>>You can also change the driver for pkgdb by setting PKG_DBDRIVER.
>IMO, this is the best solution so far.  So I would like to mention that 
>the easiest way to do this would be to add the following lines to your 
>ENV['PORTS_DBDRIVER'] = 'bdb_btree'
>ENV['PKG_DBDRIVER'] = 'bdb_btree'
>This way, all of the package tools will always see the replacement driver, 
>regardless of the state of the environment when you run them :)

For the record - Alpha arch does not exhibit this problem.  This is on both 
5.3-BETA and 4.10-STABLE



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