== Summary ==
This change should inform maintainers and developers about effort to
remove libdb in future.
== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:fjanus|Filip Januš]]
* Email: fjanus(a)redhat.com
== Detailed Description ==
We would like to remove libdb from Fedora in future, because
BerkeleyDB 6.x has a more restrictive license than the previous
versions (AGPLv3 vs. LGPLv2) and due many projects can't use it.
Nowadays Fedora uses the old version (5.3.28) and we can't update to
newer. Due to many projects have libdb dependency, we propose few
steps to complete removal. First step would mark libdb as deprecated
package in Fedora 33. Next steps in Fedora 35 would provide converting
tool for existing databases and mark libdb as orphaned.
== Benefit to Fedora ==
We would like to have most recent releases of components in Fedora,
which are supported by upstreams. But due to licence of BerkeleyDB we
need to hold old BerkeleyDB version in Fedora.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Not needed for this change - only deprecation
* Other developers: Developers should prepare own projects(scripts,
programs, packages, ...) for the next change and for the complete
* Policies and guidelines: Not needed for this change - only deprecation
* Trademark approval: Not needed for this change - only deprecation
== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
This change hasn't direct impact onto actual dependencies. Purpose of
this change is inform and prepare people to future change which will
affect many components.
Here] is short discussion from Fedora-devel list.
== User Experience ==
There is no change for users. Package is marked only as deprecated
package and behaves as before.
== Dependencies ==
*Libdb has many dependencies:
== Contingency Plan ==
* Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a
System Wide Change)
* Contingency deadline: N/A
* Blocks release? No
== Documentation ==
There is no upstream documentation, but
[[User:Pkubat/Draft_-_Removing_BerkeleyDB_from_Fedora|here]] is a list
of dependencies with some useful comments and
[[User:Pkubat/BerkeleyDB_alternatives|here]] some possible
He / Him / His
Senior Program Manager, Fedora & CentOS Stream