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Package: kdesvn
Version: 1.5.5-2
Severity: normal
Usertags: db5.1

Your package currently still uses Berkeley DB version 4.8 (libdb4.8).

However, there is a newer Berkeley DB version in the archive (libdb5.1),
with a compatible API.  Berkeley DB version 4.8 will be eventually
removed from unstable in favor of version 5.1.

Please port your package to libdb5.1 as soon as possible.  In most cases
only change required is to update build depends from libdb4.8-dev
to libdb-dev, or just recompile the package.

More complicated scenarios:

- Package does check for DB_VERSION_MAJOR == 4 - this should be updated

- Configure checks - sometime there is a list of db-4.8 db-4.6 db-4.2, etc., 
  needs to be updated to just db (or db-5.1 db-5 db), or at least list the 'db'
  in the front

You can see example patch in cyrus-imapd-2.2:;a=blob;f=debian/patches/99-berkelydb-5.1.dpatch;hb=HEAD

- The packages which use Berkeley DB transactional mode need to upgrade
  the database files before the upgrade.  This is fairly straightforward
  and is well documented on the Berkeley DB website.  But you probably
  already know that because it's not the first Berkeley DB transition.

The example script can be found in the cyrus-imapd-2.4 (not yet released):;a=blob;f=debian/cyrus-upgrade-db;hb=HEAD

Ondřej Surý <>

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Hi Ondřej
Am 06.04.2011 22:57, schrieb Ondřej Surý:
> Package: kdesvn
> Version: 1.5.5-2
> Severity: normal
> User:
> Usertags: db5.1
> Your package currently still uses Berkeley DB version 4.8 (libdb4.8).

My package has:
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 8), cmake (>= 2.4), kdelibs5-dev, libsvn-dev (>=
1.2.0), libssl-dev (>= 0.9.8a), libsqlite3-dev, gettext, pkg-kde-tools (>= 0.9)

So this must me a indirect dependency. This is nothing I can do about in kdesvn
itself as kdesvn is not using libdb directly, thus closing.


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