Re: Python 2.7 – allow another db version beside 4.8

Joshua Root jmr at
Sat Dec 23 18:19:35 UTC 2017

On 2017-12-24 04:28 , Clemens Lang wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 12:39:34PM +0100, Vincent Habchi wrote:
>> I’ve a made a private change to my python27 Portfile to allow it to
>> use DB60 instead of the default DB48, which was installed only for its
>> needs. I think allowing people (through a variant) to build a Python
>> 2.7 version which relies on another version of DB would be nice.
> Is there a reason to not just always use a newer version?

Just as a data point, the in the binary installer from appears to be statically linked against Berkeley DB 4.7.25.
And to turn the question around, what is gained by using the newer version?

- Josh

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