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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: replace and removal of Berkeley DB
Date Fri, 09 Dec 2011 08:56:13 GMT
Hi Uwe,

thanks for the input.

During the investigation I have figured out that during the build certain data 
files are prepared/created for the help system in module helpcontent2. The build 
process uses a tool which has been created in module l10ntools - namely 
HelpLinker.exe. But, the code which would create a Berkeley DB data file in this 
tool is (was as I have remove it) no longer active - it was 'dead' by a certain 
In a try I activated this 'dead' code. But then in the resulting installation 
the search in the help system - pane 'Find' - does not work anymore.
Thus, my findings are that may be in the past Berkeley DB data files are created 
during the build from the help content input files, but this is no longer the 
case nowadays.

I am more or less sure that I did not miss any other use case - but who is 100% 
Did you know a scenario where may be former created Berkeley DB data files for 
the help system are used in a newly made installation?

Best regards, Oliver.

On 08.12.2011 21:27, Uwe Fischer wrote:
> Hello,
> it is possible, but I'm not sure, that the Berkeley DB is used on compile
> time to update the Help index.
> If you do not change any Help file, Help will not be rebuilt and you will
> not meet an error because of a missing database.
> But may be I'm wrong ...
> Uwe
> Am 08.12.2011 17:42 schrieb "Oliver-Rainer Wittmann"<
>> Hi Eric,
>> On 08.12.2011 17:31, eric b wrote:
>>> Le 8 déc. 11 à 16:55, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann a écrit :
>>>   <snip>
>>> I'll start a build on Mac OS X (Intel, 10.4) tonight.
>> That is great - thanks.
>> Best regards, Oliver.

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