Installation = Frustration

I’m having a heck of a time getting Subversion installed. I think I’ve finally got Berkely DB installed, but when configuring Subversion, it says:

configure: error: Berkeley DB not found.
configure failed for apr-util

I’ll have to read more about this “apr-util” (something to do with apache). I think I have to link Berkley to it or something.


2 Responses to “Installation = Frustration”

  1. Dan Says:

    Um, is’t Berkely DB kind of a wimpy database? I would have thought that the successor to CVS would be more advanced and use MySQL or something. or does it also support MySQL but it’s too hard to configure?

  2. Mark Says:

    Uhhh. Berkely DB is still alive and well. It is the backend for many different things you wouldn’t think of. BDB isn’t the same kind (breed) of database as MS SQL or MySQL. There are no user accounts, there is no constantly running server (to listen for queries), rarely corrupts data. Think of it more as a standardization for flat file databases.

    Anyway, read about it at

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