How do I upgrade to BerkeleyDB 4.1.25?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Nov 2 00:24:20 PST 2003

On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 04:58:05AM +0000, Mark wrote:
> How do I upgrade to BerkeleyDB 4.1.25? I did a "file" on a db (FreeBSD
> 4.7R), and it says:
> "Berkeley DB 1.85 (Hash, version 2, native byte-order)"
> And I need a newer BerkeleyDB. However, I did a:
> "pkg_add db41-4.1.25_1.tgz"
> But, apart from copying a whole set of files, it does not seem to have done
> anything. Can someone please tell me how to do this?

What are you trying to do?  The pkg_add command installed the Berkeley
DB 4.1.25 package, which includes the libraries, headers and utilities
for manipulating databases.

If you're wanting to convert a system db like /etc/pwd.db to a newer
Berkeley database format, that is not supported.

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