FC2 and DB4 rebuild with DB4 Patch

Simon Matter simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com
Mon Aug 30 08:21:44 EDT 2004

> Am Mo, den 30.08.2004 schrieb Simon Matter um 8:35:
>> > FC2 and Cyrus-IMAPD-2.2.8
>> >
>> > I'm starting to build up a new IMAP server on FC2 and ran into my
>> first
>> > snag.  I downloaded src rpms from Simon Matters site and grabbed the
>> > db4.spec.patch file to rebuild db4.  The problem is that this patch
>> file
>> > doesn't  complete successfully on  db4-4.2.52 version that is on FC2.
>> I
>> > looked back and it seemed that the patch was to fix something about
>> db4
>> > on Redhat  distros.  Was this fixed in db4-4.2.52?  I guess I could
>> try
>> > but didn't want to waste time if it wont work.
>> IIRC the problem was NPTL but I don't know more about it. Since RedHat
>> shipped an older version of my cyrus-imapd rpm with FC2, I expect it to
>> work fine. Just try it.
>> Simon
> Yes, it is an NPTL problem and effects only older CPUs. See
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=123957

I reported this bug back in march 2003!! and it's still not really fixed.
Unfortunately RedHat never took it serious.


> and the related bugzilla with reports about a bunch of unresolved NPTL
> problems. Because of such problems Redhat/Fedora in many cases packages
> RPMs with an own, independent DB4.

Looking at other rpms like openldap, one can see what a PITA it is. I
really whish cyrus-imapd could work completely without BDB.


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