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From Doug MacEachern <do...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: disabling dbm stuff
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2001 19:37:50 GMT
On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
 
> What's the motivation for this?  -- justin

just to name a few...

- the configure stuff will never be smart enough, something will break,
there is no way to disable it.  this is already eating up developer time,
imagine what it will do to users.

- might have another module loaded in httpd or apr based program already
linked against a different version of db, gdbm, etc.  BOOM.  similar to
the expat nightmare we had with 1.3.  or the php vs. perl fiasco with
different mysql libraries.

- building an apr based program that doesn't use any dbm stuff; no need
for all the extra baggage

- httpd/apr is built on a machine with libgdbm.so or libdb.so, try running
the program on another box same arch, no libgdbm.so or libdb.so



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