Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/apr
To: None <>
From: Eric Gillespie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/14/2004 10:24:41
[please move this to tech-pkg]

John Klos <> writes:

> It may; but that should have been addressed before subversion
> was moved into the tree. I emailed about this before because

I did not know there was a problem.  Certainly db4.2 has no
problems on Mac OS X or Linux-powerpc.

> not only is db4 broken on PowerPC, but it's a many, many hour
> compile on m68k and vax.

And subversion and apache aren't?  There is only so much we can
do for older architectures...

Do you object to my proposal on tech-pkg?  I will be committing
that change Friday, to give people time to comment on it.

> I think that apr should use and include db4 if and only if it
> is already in the system, but not otherwise; if that can be
> done easily, then subversion could require db4, and apr can be
> built with db4.

This is not sufficient, for reasons we have discussed on

> suppose another apr package which uses db4 could be added.

Not only is it nasty, but i doubt it would work.  If Apache is
linked to a different apr than Subversion, i think it would crash
when trying to load mod_dav_svn.

> Not that I have anything against subversion, but I thought it
> was generally understood that things don't get added if they
> break stuff...

As i said, i didn't realize it was a problem.  DB 4.2 is not
broken on powerpc generally, only(?) on NetBSD.

Eric Gillespie <*>