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Bug 837629 - [Tracker] Removing Berkeley DB (bdb, sys-libs/db)
Summary: [Tracker] Removing Berkeley DB (bdb, sys-libs/db)
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
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Depends on: 713866 792222 837620 839021
Blocks: metatracker
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Reported: 2022-04-10 11:10 UTC by Sam James
Modified: 2022-04-17 16:49 UTC (History)
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Description Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-04-10 11:10:39 UTC
We're trying to reduce our dependence on Berkeley DB as much as possible given almost all of the slots are unmaintained upstream.

We wrote a news item a little while ago while trying to purge unused slots which includes a lot of the rationale: https://gitweb.gentoo.org/data/gentoo-news.git/commit/2021-05-30-deprecate-old-bdb-slots/2021-05-30-deprecate-old-bdb-slots.en.txt?id=e72bcc8406e41ade2e186fe88e14586a6f4bb9b4.