rpm5 Berkeley DB downgrade

Jeffrey Johnson n3npq at me.com
Tue Nov 27 16:59:50 CET 2012

On Nov 27, 2012, at 8:16 AM, Jan Rękorajski wrote:

> Hi,
> Due to incompatibilities between BDB 5.3 and rpm5 and problems they cause
> (DB_BUFFER_SMALL errors causing sometimes partial upgrades, ntpd package
> causing rpm5 loop on upgrade) I am forced to downgrade rpm's BDB to 5.2
> which is well tested and interoperating properly.

This is incompatibilities between db-5.2 and db-5.3, not between rpm and bdb.

Reverting isn't the only solution (as you know), but is likely the best/easiest solution.

Meanwhile the problem (in db-5.3.x) won't ever be fixed until I get a reproducer on
my devel box.

73 de Jeff

> In the next few days I will prepare packages with rpm, poldek and vserver-utils
> that will allow clean downgrade (and of course upgrade from rpm4).
> When you see rpm and poldek with fractional releases (35.X and rc6.4.Y) in
> th-test, those will be using BDB 5.2, so please test them and report
> if anything wrong happens.
> -- 
> Jan Rękorajski                                 | PLD/Linux
> SysAdm                                         | http://www.pld-linux.org/
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