F21 System Wide Change: BerkeleyDB 6
jreznik at redhat.com
Fri Apr 11 11:18:23 UTC 2014
= Proposed System Wide Change: BerkeleyDB 6 =
Change owner(s): Jan Staněk <jstanek at redhat.com>
Add BerkeleyDB v. 6, which changed license from previous releases (GPLv2+ to
AGPLv3+), to Fedora while keeping the older version for packages which cannot
use BerkeleyDB with the new license.
== Detailed Description ==
The BerkeleyDB, used between others by rpm , changed license between
versions 5.* and 6.* to AGPLv3+ from GPLv2+. As those two licenses are not
compatible, packages using the BerkeleyDB either has to change its license to
AGPLv3+ compatible, keep on using the older BerkeleyDB or use another DB
Target of this change is to create new set of packages from current libdb ,
which contains the v5 version, and keep it alongside the latest BerkeleyDB.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Create new set of packages and introduce proper versioning
in order to not confuse the dynamic linker.
* Other developers: Packages dependent on libdb would have to specify which
version they want to use (specify version in the spec Requires: field).
Rebuilds of dependent packages will be necessary.
* Release engineering: None
* Policies and guidelines: None
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