Berkeley DB-6.1.19

Introduction to Berkeley DB

The Berkeley DB package contains programs and utilities used by many other applications for database related functions.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

Berkeley DB Dependencies

Optional

Tcl-8.6.1, OpenJDK-1.7.0.65/IcedTea-2.5.1, and Sharutils-4.14 (for the uudecode command)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/db

Installation of Berkeley DB

Install Berkeley DB by running the following commands:

cd build_unix                        &&
../dist/configure --prefix=/usr      \
                  --enable-compat185 \
                  --enable-dbm       \
                  --disable-static   \
                  --enable-cxx       &&
make

This package does not have a working testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

make docdir=/usr/share/doc/db-6.1.19 install &&
chown -v -R root:root                        \
      /usr/bin/db_*                          \
      /usr/include/db{,_185,_cxx}.h          \
      /usr/lib/libdb*.{so,la}                \
      /usr/share/doc/db-6.1.19

Command Explanations

cd build_unix && ../dist/configure --prefix=/usr...: This replaces the normal ./configure command, as Berkeley DB comes with various build directories for different platforms.

--enable-compat185: This switch enables building the DB-1.85 compatibility API.

--enable-cxx: This switch enables building C++ API libraries.

--enable-dbm: Enables legacy interface support needed by some older packages.

make docdir=/usr/share/doc/db-6.1.19 install: This installs the documentation in the standard location instead of /usr/docs.

chown -v -R root:root ...:This command changes the ownership of various installed files from the uid:gid of the builder to root:root.

--enable-tcl --with-tcl=/usr/lib: Enables Tcl support in DB and creates the libdb_tcl libraries.

--enable-java: Enables Java support in DB and creates the libdb_java libraries.

Contents

Installed Programs: db_archive, db_checkpoint, db_deadlock, db_dump, db_hotbackup, db_load, db_log_verify, db_printlog, db_recover, db_replicate, db_stat, db_tuner, db_upgrade, and db_verify.
Installed Libraries: libdb.so, libdb_cxx.so, libdb_java.so, and libdb_tcl.so
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/db-6.1.19

Short Descriptions

db_archive

prints the pathnames of log files that are no longer in use.

db_checkpoint

is a daemon process used to monitor and checkpoint database logs.

db_deadlock

is used to abort lock requests when deadlocks are detected.

db_dump

converts database files to a flat file format readable by db_load.

db_hotbackup

creates "hot backup" or "hot failover" snapshots of Berkeley DB databases.

db_load

is used to create database files from flat files created with db_dump.

db_log_verify

verifies the log files of a database.

db_printlog

converts database log files to human readable text.

db_recover

is used to restore a database to a consistent state after a failure.

db_replicate

is a daemon process that provides replication/HA services on a transactional environment.

db_stat

displays database environment statistics.

db_tuner

analyzes the data in a btree database, and suggests a page size that is likely to deliver optimal operation.

db_upgrade

is used to upgrade database files to a newer version of Berkeley DB.

db_verify

is used to run consistency checks on database files.

Last updated on 2014-08-23 19:03:12 +0000