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Re: Building a spripped-down RPM5

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Tue 16 Dec 2008 - 17:10:12 CET
Message-id: <83EF5230-B32C-4A5D-AD1F-4AEA350E7739@mac.com>

On Dec 16, 2008, at 10:47 AM, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
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> RPM ships with Berkeley-DB because it slightly modified it and RPM

There is no slightly pregnant either ...

The RPM modifications to BerkeleyDB are *solely*

1) adding transparent support for reaping "robust mutexes"
to clear stale futexes when encountered. The patch cannot
be sent upstream because its usage is peculier to the
access patterns of rpm, and also ties rpm on linux to specific
glibc versions.

Living without the "robust mutex" patch is entirely feasible.

2) deleting lots of doco to reduce the size of the rpm tarball.

and nothing else. If I've missed any modifications, no slight
is intended; the is absolutely no desire to modify internal
BerkeleyDB *AT ALL*; in fact quite the opposite.

I just wished to clarify "slight" publically, I'm sure you already know.

73 de Jeff

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