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Re: patch to automate __db* removal for CentOS 5.2

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Tue 30 Sep 2008 - 16:47:15 CEST
Message-id: <C196658F-4999-43AA-91AD-27733B3329CF@mac.com>

On Sep 30, 2008, at 10:35 AM, devzero2000 wrote:

> Just a question.
> Why it is necessary for rpm5 to backport a patch on rpm4?

Good question.

The version stamp in __db* files when using multiple chroot's with
different versions of Berkeley DB compiled into multiple versions
of rpm has years of history.

At this point its less of my time to send the patch for some random  
version of rpm then it is
to walk anyone through the diagnosis. Total generation time for the  
patch was
half of the effort of sending multiple mails describing what to do.

Also note that the patch was for CentOS5, not rpm-4.4.2,  because the  
problem was reported
against CentOS5.

And Karanbir is @rpm5.org.

73 de Jeff
Received on Tue Sep 30 16:48:01 2008
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