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Date:      Sat, 30 Sep 2006 18:58:49 +0100
From:      Alex Zbyslaw <>
To:        Mark <>
Cc:        'FreeBSD-Questions Questions' <>
Subject:   Re: Trouble with Berkeley DB version 4.4.20?
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Mark wrote:

>I realize this is probably not the most flashy issue, but, if possible, I
>would really like an answer to this question. I compiled BerkeleyDB 4.4.20
>with the following in
>INCLUDE = /usr/local/include/db44
>LIB = /usr/local/lib    # also tried /usr/local/lib/db44 directly
>DBNAME = -ldb-4.4
># end of file
>I have done this upgrade path for BerkeleyDB and Perl several times; from
>1.85 -> 4.1 -> 4.2, and now -> 4.4.20. It has always worked well. Even now
>it compiles just fine. It just isn't stable anymore.
>If someone out there has an idea, I'd really like to know.
I don't have any good answers for you, sorry.  Probably no-one is 
answering because no-one active is doing anything with these particular 
package versions.

But, there is a port of BerkeleyDB (databases/p5-BerkeleyDB) which would 
save you from having to mess around configuring yourself.  
Just set something like WITH_BDB_VER=44 (or 42 or...) in pkgtools.conf 
(for portupgrade) or make.conf or on the command line.  The port doesn't 
seem to do any local patches so I wouldn't expect it to work any better 
for you, unless you have been doing something wrong.

I use 4.2 with p5-BerkeleyDB and no problems for me, but I do nothing 
complicated - really just pretend it's 1.85 without bugs!

What about 4.3?

If you don't need the functionality of 4.4 then downgrade back to 4.2 
and keep an eye on the 4.4 and p5-BerkeleyDB ports, and try again in a 
few months.  Other than that, try google as your problem may not have 
anything to do with FreeBSD, or try asking the p5-BerkeleyDB author - 
maybe they have other feedback like yours.


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