db-2.7.7: description + notes

The Berkeley Database (Berkeley DB) is a programmatic toolkit that provides high-performance embedded database support for both traditional and client/server applications.

The Berkeley DB access methods include B+tree, Extended Linear Hashing, Fixed and Variable-length records. Berkeley DB also includes full transactional support and database recovery, online backups, and separate access to locking, logging and shared memory caching subsystems. The Sleepycat Software home page has more information.

This version of Berkeley DB has compatibility with Berkeley DB 1.85 and 1.86 built-in.

Note: DB version 2 is considered obsolete, and is provided for backward compatibility only. New packages should probably use DB3.

NOTE: Developers intending to use this distribution of libdb.so for application development should be sure to read the information below. Users installing libdb.so for the runtime environment only need not read any further.

Developers intending to use this library for development of other freeware packages or their own software applications will need to be familiar with a few peculiarities due to the way that this library is packaged and installed. The reasons for this installation strategy are described further in the fw_common product release notes.

The header files and libraries in this package are installed into /usr/freeware. This means that when building software using this distribution of libdb.so you should be sure to do the following:

Following these guidelines will allow your application to safely and easily use the software in this package.
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