Packaging of libdb-6+

Paul Howarth paul at
Thu Apr 3 19:14:17 UTC 2014

On Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:53:04 +0200
Honza Horak <hhorak at> wrote:

> On 04/03/2014 11:20 AM, H. Guémar wrote:
> > Since AGPL is fedora-compliant license, there's no blocker to get
> > libdb6 into packages collection.
> > Besides, libdb5 is still critical for many packages (like RM), until
> > we get rid of it, I can only agree with your proposal.
> >
> > Maybe, it's still time to rename the current libdb => libdb5 and get
> > newer releases named libdb starting F21
> This would be possible only by co-operation with the depended
> packages, since they usually use "BuildRequire: libdb-devel". So
> after just rebuilding those to link against libdb-6, some of the
> packages would start to suffer from license incompatibilities. But I
> agree that libdb-6.x + libdb5-5.x scenario looks better than
> libdb-5.x + libdb6-6.x.
> Anyway, to make some marketing for this change, we should have a Self 
> contained change page for this [1]. Change Proposals Submission
> Deadline is 2014-04-08 btw.
> [1]

It's not a self-contained change really. Without a good deal of
co-ordination it'll end up causing problems like

in which there are symbol conflicts when a process ends up trying to
load two different versions of libdb.


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