F21 System Wide Change: BerkeleyDB 6

Jaroslav Reznik 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 [1], 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 [2], 
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

[1] https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/rpm
[2] https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/libdb
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