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Re: berkeley db?
Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>>>I don't remember what the problem was with db-3.1.17, why was it not
>>>included in the dist?
>>1. new package moratorium
> This will be gone soon, I hope.
>>2. not fully ported (IMO, a library is fully ported when it (a) has no
>>remaining text/binary issues, (b) can be built as both a static lib and as
> (a) Don't know about issues here. BTW, the current(blead) perl has a new cr/lf
> behaviour;) If you export PERLIO=perlio it works as expected in all cases.
> If not (it seems to default to PERLIO=stdio) the same problem as before.
That's when *perl* handles the actual on-disk IO. However, when you use
the db:: routines, the db::whatever perl statements trigger certain library
routines inside libdb.a -- like db_open() -- which themselves call file
access functions -- like fopen(). So, libdb itself needs to be
"dos-proofed" by fixing the appropriate fopen and open function calls.
> (b) db-3.1.17 is built with static and dynamic libs. 3x builds OOTB as static.
> Why is it a must to have dynamic libs?
Well, it's not a *must* -- it's *my* preference. However, since I am not
volunteering to support that package, I don't suppose it really matters
what I think. :-)
>>3. nobody volunteered to contribute, support, and maintain it
> Hmm, I guess there will be someone out there who will do it. If sleepycat upgrades
> to the latest autoconf and automake and libtool it will probably build OOTB with
> both, static and dynamic libs (I hope they will do so soon).
No, probably not. The "latest" libtool only kinda-sorta supports building
DLL's -- and only if you jump thru a number of hoops (see the goatbook).
For "clean" unix-like shared library building on cygwin, we have to wait
for Robert Collin's changes to get folded into the official libtool. Gary
Vaughan is on the case...but I haven't been pushing. I'm waiting for the
autoconf/automake wrapper script packages that I wrote , with the
side-by-side installation of 2.52/2.13 and 1.4p5/1.5, to be added to the
official cygwin distro. But that, in turn, is waiting on the new setup...
THEN I'll start pushing Gary. :-)