[BLFS Trac] #2533: Berkeley DB-4.6.21

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Fri May 9 02:24:31 PDT 2008

#2533: Berkeley DB-4.6.21
 Reporter:  randy at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                        |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  high                        |    Milestone:  future                        
Component:  BOOK                        |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                      |   Resolution:                                
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Comment (by randy at linuxfromscratch.org):

 I'm not sure if Bruce has changed his mind, or if he thinks our
 policy is dated, or what, but he has turned 180 degrees on this
 one. The last time this very same exact issue was discussed, Bruce
 opted for the "stable" version.

 Now Bruce is opting for what the OpenLDAP folks say is not their
 stable version. Nothing has changed, other than this issue with
 Berkeley-DB. Here's the thread:

 Regardless, one man's opinion does not policy make, and we should
 always try to do what is best for the book/project as a whole.
 I lean towards the 2.4 series as well. I'll think about this one
 as there is no real big rush to update.

 I want to be careful that we don't just abandon our very good
 policy of using maintainer's stable versions, unless there's
 really good reason not to (no stable releases any longer, security
 issues, UTF8 compatibility, et all).

 I don't want to set precedent (again) with still another package
 using other than stable version. However, it very well could be that
 OpenLDAP, with it's multiple "production" releases, can truly be
 called an exception to the policy.

 One problem to this approach is the quickness with which OpenLDAP
 is released. It is a very fast release-to-release cycle, and I
 don't think we can keep up in a timely manner. Using the stable
 releases at least afford us to be current for a few months at a
 time, instead of a few weeks.

 This Berkeley-DB dilemma could very well be the turning point
 in the decision making process.

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