[ITP]: Berkley DB v2

Nicholas Wourms nwourms@netscape.net
Thu Jun 20 06:28:00 GMT 2002


The reason is quite simple, it has to do with the format of the 
database.  When Sleepycat switches from v2->v3.0 it requires a database 
format upgrade.  This makes it impossible to use v3.0 formatted 
databases with applications dependant on v2 databases.  As such, those 
applications can only link against v2 headers and libraries.  If you 
read my release statement closely, you will note that my intention is to 
release the other versions of  The Berkeley DB  in 3 day intervals.  So 
to answer your question, yes  DB v4.0 will be released, but I want to 
release the other versions first.  When v3 is released, it will co-exist 
with the v2 headers and libraries, but establish itself as the primary 
DB by symlinking it's libraries to /usr/lib/libdb.{a la dll.a}. 
 Whichever db release you install last will establish itself as the 
"default" db.  Optimally this should be db4.0, so that is why it will be 
released last.


Stanislav Sinyagin wrote:

>--- Charles Wilson <cwilson@ece.gatech.edu> wrote:
>>  Right now, that's db2.  Later it will be db3.3, and even later you'll 
>>get db4.0.
>I am sorry for a stupid question. I could not find the answer in the search 
>What is the reason for making the package of version 2, no longer supported 
>by the vendor? Why not V4 ?
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