Re: (-) Sorry, your distribution type is unsupported.

On Thursday, September 28, 2000 20:56 -0400, "Bruce W. Bigby" <bbigby rochester rr com> wrote:
| I'm curious about this Berkely DB.  How does it differ from databases,
| such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Oracle.  Also, does RedHat 7.0 ship with
| PostgreSQL?  Why doesn't RedHat uses PostgreSQL?

It's lower level than those. This makes it faster, but you can't use a query/DDL language to manipulate its databases (well, not easily; it could be done if someone really wanted to) and it's not client/server. For something like RPM this is good because you *really* don't want to have to fire up a database server to install a system.

brandon s. allbery     [os/2][linux][solaris][japh]    allbery kf8nh apk net
system administrator        [WAY too many hats]          allbery ece cmu edu
electrical and computer engineering                                    KF8NH
carnegie mellon university      ["better check the oblivious first" -ke6sls]

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