Gavin Henry wrote:
Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:52 PM -0300 Diego Woitasen
> <diegows(a)xtech.com.ar> wrote:
>> I need to compile the lastest OpenLDAP version and I want to know what's
>> the recommended version of BDB, if there is any. The latest BDB is
>> 4.6.21, but I want to hear some experiences.
> BDB 4.2.52 with all of the appropriate patches has years of stability
> behind it. Past that, 4.3 was a disaster (so much so that openldap
> aborts if you try to build against it), and 4.4 and 4.5 seem okay, but
> I've not used them heavily. 4.6 seems to hold the most promise after
> 4.2 if you compile it correctly on NTPL systems as there is an annoying
> problem with it otherwise.
BDB 4.6.21 works well enough; I don't see it doing anything worse than
previous versions. Sleepycat/Oracle have pretty much declared 4.2 dead. Given
that 4.3 is unsafe, we probably shouldn't be recommending anything older than
4.4 any more.
In some ways we don't really have a good answer for this question - as far as
I know, nobody has spent any extensive amount of time using either 4.4 or 4.5.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/