Confusing Dependency Path

Igor Zivkovic igor at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jun 29 14:18:20 PDT 2004


Randy McMurchy wrote:
> I started looking into Berkeley-DB's dependencies with the talk
> of making db an optional dependency of iproute2 in LFS (see
> LFS-DEV thread). From the db instructions:
>
> "If you wish to enable Java support in Berkeley DB-4.2.52.2, add
> --enable-java to the configure options. This requires a Java
> compiler. Java support is needed if you plan to use system
> installed Berkeley DB when compiling OpenOffice-1.1.1."
>
> But nowhere in either the J2SDK or OpenOffice instructions is
> there a mention of DB being a dependency.
>
> How would one know if they planned "to use system installed
> Berkeley DB when compiling OpenOffice-1.1.1."
>
> Perhaps I'm just overlooking something obvious. If so, someone
> whip out the cluebat on me.

Yep. :)
Tushar probably forgot to put it on the OpenOffice page. As for Java, I
don't know.

-- 
Igor Zivkovic



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