Re: [Evolution-hackers] Getting rid of shipped libdb

Evolution in OpenSolaris is still using the bundled BDB since Sun has a
license with Oracle that we cannot ship BDB libs/headers in OpenSolaris
for now. I do hope this could be changed. But for now, we'd like to
still have an option to use the bundled one.


On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 14:51 -0400, Matthew Barnes wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 22:15 +0530, Srinivasa Ragavan wrote:
> > IIRC, I had replied to Ross on a similar query, start GNOME 2.24. Still
> > OpenSUSE ships with in-built libdb. I'm not aware of any other distro.
> > 
> > JPR, who use to maintain Evolution few years back, gave me the notes on
> > why it was decided to go this way (forking libdb). So if we have answers
> > for all those points, I'm fine for that. We don't want to break anything
> > thatz fine otherwise. I'm not tracking libdb at all, if you have the
> > answers, then lets recalculate and plan for it in 2.26.
> Just as a data point, E-D-S on Fedora links to the system libdb.
> My understanding is it wasn't so much a fork as a freeze, since I guess
> libdb has had trouble maintaining ABI or API stability in the past.  I
> don't think any significant changes have been made to our bundled libdb
> other than build-related and maybe security-related stuff.
> I guess the real question is whether libdb is stable these days.  I
> don't recall any issues with it over the past year since switching over
> to the system library.  Would be great to drop both it and our bundled
> libical for 2.26.
> Matt
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