db41, db42 and db43 are they all needed

Herbert J. Skuhra h.skuhra at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 15:24:41 PDT 2007

Tankko <tankko at gmail.com> skrev:
> After installing 6.2 and all the ports I use on a new machine, I have:
> apr-db42-1.2.8_2
> db41-4.1.25_4
> db42-4.2.52_5
> and there is db43 out there as well, probably just waiting to be installed.
> db41-4.1.25_4 is used by:
> portupgrade-2.3.1,2
> ruby18-bdb-0.6.2
> db42-4.2.52_5 is used by:
> apr-db42-1.2.8_2
> Which is required by subverson (I need BDB access in subversion).
> Do I need all these different version of db?   I guess there is no
> huge downside to having them all installed, but it doesn't seem clean
> to my anal-retentive nature.
> Is there a make.conf flag that will just make them all use db42 (or
> db43)?  Is that wise?


I have put "WITH_BDB_VER=45" to /etc/make.conf.

% pkg_info -R db45- 
Information for db45-

Required by:

- Herbert

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