Updated: db-2.7.7-4

Nicholas Wourms nwourms@netscape.net
Wed Jul 3 10:16:00 GMT 2002

The previous release contained shared memory symbols, which 
hasn't been implemented in the main-stream Cygwin dll yet. 
Thanks to Steve O'Brien for catching this.  This release has 
been tested thoroughly and will resolve the undefined 
symbols issue he previously reported.  If you were having 
trouble compiling an application with db support, please try 
again with this new release.


Gerrit Haase and I will be submitting various versions of 
the Berkeley DB for inclusion into the cygwin distribution. 
  We begin with the Berkeley DB2, which is the first major 
revision of the original Berkeley DB.  The version of db-2 
is 2.7.7, which is the last stable version released for the 
db-2 line.  There are many projects which can use the db-2, 
one such project being xemacs.  Our intent is to provide the
standard database api's in the same manner as redhat does. 
The releases will co-exist with each other, though the last 
installed release will be the default.  More information on 
this will be included in the db-3.1 announcement.  For more 
information on The Berkeley DB, visit


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin 
now" link on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This 
downloads setup.exe to your system.  Then, run setup and 
answer all of the questions.

Note that we do not allow downloads from sources.redhat.com 
(aka cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations.  This means 
that you will need to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US,
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Germany,
is usually pretty good.

In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this 
package then you can either wait for the site to be updated 
or find another mirror.

The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be 
updated on your system and will install newer packages 

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