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Re: RPM sqlite3 support

From: Mark Hatle <mark.hatle@windriver.com>
Date: Tue 12 Jan 2016 - 22:06:33 CET
Message-ID: <56956AD9.3010303@windriver.com>
On 1/12/16 2:06 PM, Tim Mooney wrote:
> In regard to: Re: RPM sqlite3 support, Jeffrey Johnson said (at 12:46pm on...:
> 
>> The sqlite3 code (and support) in rpm5 was abandoned in favor of
>> Berkeley DB ACID transactional support quite some years ago
> 
> I've been meaning to ask about this for a while, and this provides a
> good segue...
> 
> With Oracle's license change on BDB 6.x (or 12.x, or whatever they're
> calling it) to AGPL, does that impact rpm5's long-term use of BDB?

I know we and many of our commercial customers has rejected BDB 6.x because of
the change, so we've been forced to 'support' BDB 5.x.

Personally I would like to get rid of anything that has to do with BerkeleyDB,
just to get rid of this or future license questions from customers.  (But
unfortunately I don't know what can reasonably replace BDB.)

--Mark

> Tim
> 
Received on Tue Jan 12 22:06:37 2016
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