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Re: regrading Berkeley DB

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Mon 16 Nov 2009 - 15:46:27 CET
Message-id: <3CA83323-2FD3-4090-9792-994DD90A4F68@mac.com>

On Nov 16, 2009, at 9:37 AM, Michael Baudisch wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a question regarding support for Sqlite.
> 
>> Note also that the schema used in a rpmdb is about to change
>> incompatibly, and only conversion tools, not "legacy compatibility", will
>> be supplied. So far there is no work underway on sqlite for the changed
>> schema.
> 
> So this means that usage of Sqlite with RPM will no longer be supported? If so: from which version will this incompatibiliy start?
> 

Sqlite has _NEVER_ been "supported" if you read through RPM history
carefully. Sure "works", and yes there are usage cases, "supported"
is something else entirely.

And one goal of the change is to rework an rpmdb so that SQL might become useful.

Look at the current rpmdb sqlite schema, try to devise some useful
SQL statement from an interactive /usr/bin/sqlite3, and I believe
you will discover how useless the existing sqlite3 schema actually is.

73 de Jeff

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