Subject: Re: Allowing per-pkg BDB_DEFAULt values
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: matthew sporleder <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/18/2007 08:23:23
On Nov 17, 2007 7:03 PM, Martin Husemann <> wrote:
> I have a machine with no builtin db1.85, on which I want to run postfix
> (using db4) and webalizer, which can only use db1 or db2. Since db2 and
> db4 do not conflict, this should be possible.
> However, does not deal with this.
> A very simple possible solution would be to allow specifying pkg specific
> values for the default:
>   BDB_DEFAULT.webalizer = db2
> This, maybe accompanied by a slightly more helpful message when the default
> db version is not in BDB_ACCEPTED, would allow the user to work around
> the problem (i.e. manually resolve the conflichts).
> What do you think?

I think this is a very good idea (and not just for bdb).

fyi- I think bdb4 has a bdb1-compat flag.