Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463791
Review Request: compat-db45 - 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-db45.spec
SRPM URL: http://people.redhat.com/jnovy/files/compat-db/compat-db45-4.5.20-0.1.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 4.5.20 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.
A couple of issues/questions:
I don't see the point in the obsoletes of ancient db versions being in this compat package. Honestly I don't see the point of them being in the base db package (since we don't support upgrades from any release which would have them and there is probably never been a Fedora release that had them) but that's a different review ticket. I have no idea what yum would do with an unversioned non-provided obsolete that appears in more than one package, but it's probably not something we want to worry about.
I can't actually install these packages since they conflict with the existing compat-db package which is a rather essential system component. I'm not sure how I could actually do that without composing a new OS tree so I'm just not going to worry about it.
What's the point of the -devel package? I was under the impression that we didn't want -devel packages for compat libraries, and the existing compat-db package doesn't have one.
What happens to the /usr/bin/db45* executables and /usr/bin/berkeley_db45_svc?
After this split, what becomes of the db 4.3 stuff?
Jason, let's go on in the discussion in the main bug. This review is now useless for the reasons noted in comment #6 in #459710.