Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] htdb & link errors
From: Gilles Detillieux (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Dec 21 1999 - 08:27:01 PST
According to Geoff Hutchison:
> On Tue, 21 Dec 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Well, the question is : does the htdig distribution contains everything
> > for programmers or just for users ? Publishing the Berkeley DB headers,
> Actually, there's a different problem IMHO. I should have put this
> udner "Issues" on the STATUS file, but forgot. Package builders want to
> use the original libraries as necessary. But the db library now contains a
> pile of modifications. So the package *has* to use this version, or it
> doesn't get database compression.
> Even worse, it compiles and links against this version and a package
> maintainer might accidently omit it (after all, it's the same library,
> right?) and then it's run against a *very* different library.
> I see this as a pretty important issue that really needs to be resolved.
> (Maybe it even falls under "showstoppers.")
Well, it's a show stopper for me right now. I tried my idea of patching
configure to take the "db" directory out of the list, but of course now
the make all-recursive doesn't descend into the db package at all, so the
build fails. I think the solution might be to hack DESTDIR support into
the db Makefiles, and then have the source rpm split the binaries up into
runtime and development packages. It'll be uglier than I'd like, but it
should work, if I can figure out how to patch the db Makefiles.
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <email@example.com> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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