Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/apr
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Gillespie <email@example.com>
Date: 01/14/2004 10:24:41
[please move this to tech-pkg]
John Klos <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <*> email@example.com