db3-3.2.9: description + notes

Berkeley DB is a programmatic toolkit that provides fast, reliable, scalable, and mission-critical database support in software ranging from applications running on hand-held appliances to enterprise-scale servers.

Berkeley DB includes highly concurrent B+tree, Hash, Fixed- and Variable-length record, and Persistent Queue access methods. Berkeley DB supports 256 TB databases and 4 GB key and data items. Berkeley DB provides complete transactional and database recovery support, online backups, and separate access to locking, logging and shared memory caching subsystems.

The Sleepycat Software Home Page has more information.

This product has been named db3 to indicate that (as compiled) it does not support a Berkeley DB 1.85 compatable API. It does however include the C++ API.

As requested on comp.sys.sgi.*, here is the configure options used to build this product.

./configure --prefix=/usr/freeware --enable-dynamic --disable-static --enable-cxx

NOTE: Developers intending to use this distribution for application development should be sure to read the information below. Users installing it 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 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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