db4 should be supported in gentoo. There are a number of packages which block
this. This bug collects those bugs.
Note that the initial support is for db-4.0.14 only, as I have not tested db-4.1.
Paul: How many of these need to be resolve before db-4.0 and 4.1 can go ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" ?
I'm mainly waiting on #23583 (courier) and #23586 (maildrop)
added exim to the list of known applications with problems
*** Bug 25958 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
pam also has a problem with db4... at least with 4.1.x... woodchip has a pam-0.77 which alleviates this though. so maybe add pam to the list?
I can assure that pam does work with db-4.0.14. There is a reason that I didn't unmask db-4.1 yet. Many packages break on it. The best way would probably be to configure those packages in such a way that they will compile and link against db-4.0.14 even when db-4.1.x is present.
added netatalk dependancy
paul: the nvi stuff is resolved, that leaves only heimdal, and I haven't seen any db4 problems in nearly a month now.
Ok, I think we can mark db-4.0 stable in the near future. If there are no bug next week you can do it (I'll be unavailable for at least 3 weeks). There are still db-4.1 issues though, so I don't think we are fully ready yet to unmask db-4.1 yet. But if you want to handle the bugs and first tested on the newest version of the packages that use db-4.1 (look at http://dev.gentoo.org/~pauldv/) you could unmask it. Just be aware that I will not be around to help fixing bugs.
Paul: Ok, I've marked 4.0.14-r2 as stable now on x86, and put it in testing on all other arches.
I'm going to give it a week or two and see if other arches or any other bugs show up for it, and meanwhile test all programs that I can with 4.1 again.
If nothing goes wrong, i'll mask 4.1 as testing in one or two weeks.
update deptree with new bugs
*** Bug 30740 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
What's the status on 4.1?
I just marked it stable
Seem's to me we can close this now