CFT: Update database/sqlite3 to 3.5.6 (Re: sqlite3 - any plans to update?)

Marcus Alves Grando mnag at
Mon Mar 24 08:20:23 PDT 2008


I created one patch to update sqlite3 to 3.5.6 [1]. I already tested 
some ports, but if someone can help to test I appreciate.

Any problems can contact me directly.



Marcus Alves Grando wrote:
> Jeremy Messenger escreveu:
>> On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:35:43 -0600, Maxim Khitrov <mkhitrov at> 
>> wrote:
>>> On Dec 29, 2007 12:25 PM, Maxim Khitrov <mkhitrov at> wrote:
>>>> On Dec 29, 2007 6:50 AM, Yuri Pankov <yuri.pankov at> wrote:
>>>> > Hi,
>>>> >
>>>> > First of all - why this is a question and not PR with patch to 
>>>> update -
>>>> > there are too many dependant ports which I have no way to test and
>>>> > current stable version is 3.5.4, which isn't minor modification (I
>>>> > think). And I'm getting spammed by bogofilter trying to convince 
>>>> me to
>>>> > update sqlite to at least version 3.4.2.
>>>> >
>>>> > So, are there some showstoppers or is it just ETIME & EHOLIDAYS? :-)
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > TIA,
>>>> > Yuri
>>>> I e-mailed the maintainer as well as portmgr at . No response from
>>>> maintainer, but Pav Lucistnik suggested that I prepare the update then
>>>> wait 2 weeks to allow anyone other than the maintainer (assuming that
>>>> he is MIA) to commit. I even started looking at it, but I have about
>>>> 10 other things I need to be working on. I'll see if it's a simple
>>>> case of updating the makefile and distinfo. If not, it would probably
>>>> be best if someone more familiar with sqlite (and ports) internals
>>>> handle the update.
>>>> - Max
>>> I was able to build the new version, and it seems to be working.
>>> However, there were some major changes made (to sqlite and the port
>>> itself) and I wouldn't recommend using my version in a production
>>> environment. I had to get rid of the FTS options because those patches
>>> didn't work anymore. In any case, the port has to be updated for FTS
>>> 3. I don't have the time right now to come up with something new.
>>> Also, it seems that this version now requires TCL 8.4 even when
>>> building without TCLWRAPPER. Not sure why it does this, the
>>> --disable-tcl switch is passed to configure but compilation still
>>> fails without tcl installed.
>>> Anyway, download the new port from the url below and extract it in
>>> /usr/ports/databases. It will create sqlite35 and sqlite35-threads
>>> directories. Other than the removal of FTS and new dependency on TCL
>>> 8.4, everything else should be the same as for sqlite3 port. Test it
>>> out, see if it works for you. If no one has any problems with it then
>>> maybe it can be added to the ports tree, but someone else will need to
>>> maintain it. I don't have much time these days, unfortunately.
>>> URL:
>> ===========================================
>> 6.0 Summary
>> The transition from SQLite version 3.4.2 to 3.5.0 is a major change. 
>> Every source code file in the SQLite core had to be modified, some 
>> extensively. And the change introduced some minor incompatibilities in 
>> the C interface. But we feel that the benefits of the transition from 
>> 3.4.2 to 3.5.0 far outweigh the pain of porting. The new VFS layer is 
>> now well-defined and stable and should simplify future customizations. 
>> The VFS layer, and the separable memory allocator and mutex subsystems 
>> allow a standard SQLite source code amalgamation to be used in an 
>> embedded project without change, greatly simplifying configuration 
>> management. And the resulting system is much more tolerant of highly 
>> threaded designs.
>> ===========================================
>> Someone might need to create sqlite35 instead of update to 3.5.x in 
>> sqlite3. If it can be done to update 3.5.x in sqlite3, then I would 
>> hold on until ports tree is complete unfreeze (still thaw).
>> Cheers,
>> Mezz
> I'll create a sqlite34 and sqlite35 port for update of 3.4 and new 3.5 
> port, but because of many changes in sqlite i can't do that now, i'll 
> wait ports slush.
> Wait a few more days, i don't forget of sqlite.
> Regards
>>> - Max

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