Subject: Re: Berkeley DB selection
To: Mike M. Volokhov <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/19/2004 16:48:40
On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 02:38:21PM +0300, Mike M. Volokhov wrote:
> Greetings!
> I've found that BDB_TYPE may not match any value from BDB_ACCEPTED (see
> pkgsrc/mk/ file). This looks incorrect. For example, in
> package Makefile we put:
> 	BDB_ACCEPTED=	db3 db4
> And then it is possible to build this package against db2 (!):
> 	make BDB_TYPE=db2

You're simply not supposed to set BDB_TYPE; it should be treated as a
read-only variable.  If you want to default to a particular Berkeley
DB implementation, then you should be setting BDB_DEFAULT in your


	-- Johnny Lam <>