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From Nick Kew <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Add support for Berkeley DB 4.8
Date Sat, 19 Sep 2009 15:33:29 GMT

On 19 Sep 2009, at 00:52, Neil Conway wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis
> <arfrever.fta@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm attaching the patch which adds support for Berkeley DB 4.8.  
>> The patch
>> should be applied to APR trunk (2.0) and 1.4.x and 1.3.x branches  
>> of APR-Util.
>
> I notice that the configure support for DB 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 checks
> under /usr/local by default, e.g.
>
>     places="std /usr/local /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.2 /boot/home/ 
> config"
>
> whereas support for DB >= 4.3 does not, e.g.
>
>     places="std /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.3 /boot/home/config"
>
> Is there a rationale for this inconsistency?

Probably a bugfix.  ISTR some problems with detection getting seriously
tied up in knots around the time of 4.0/4.1.

The svn logs *should* give a hint to the motivation of the change.

-- 
Nick Kew


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