Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463790
Review Request: compat-db43 - The Berkeley DB database compatibility library
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:31:15 EDT
Spec URL: http://people.redhat.com/jnovy/files/compat-db/compat-db43.spec
SRPM URL: http://people.redhat.com/jnovy/files/compat-db/compat-db43-4.3.29-0.1.fc10.src.rpm
The Berkeley Database (Berkeley DB) is a programmatic toolkit that provides
embedded database support for both traditional and client/server applications.
This package contains Berkeley DB version library 4.3.29 for
applications which need it for backward compatibility.
This bug is related to #459710. The split of compat-db is planned to reduce size of total packages pulled in as dependencies to fit liveCD. Currently compat-db contains three versions of BDB which is wasteful.
Any chance we could remove some of them entirely? Are we sure we need them all?
[jnovy@dhcp-lab-186 ~]$ repoquery --whatrequires libdb-4.3.so
cyrus-sasl-lib still needs it. I'm not sure whether cyrus-sasl still needs this particular BDB version. As soon as it is upgraded to anything more recent we can safely drop 4.3.29.
cyrus-sasl is now upgraded to use newer db4 so let's nuke BDB 4.3 :)