dbi default on .configure has changed

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Mon Aug 16 18:27:58 EDT 2010

On Aug 16, 2010, at 3:00 PM, Tommy Trussell wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Phil Longstaff <plongstaff at rogers.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2010-08-16 at 16:20 -0500, Tommy Trussell wrote:
>>> fOn Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 2:52 PM, Tommy Trussell
>>> <tommy.trussell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I found the previous discussions of this, including the announcement
>>> for 2.3.12 back on April 21 (has it been that long since I
>>> compiled???):
>>>              * Change default from --disable-dbi to --enable-dbi. This
>>>                is needed so that 'make distcheck' will work with the
>>>                business sql backend tests.
>>> Sorry for the noise. I will add a mention of --disable-dbi to the wiki.
>> Now that the business objects have been moved into the core area, it is
>> possible we can set it back to --disable-dbi as default.
> It might not matter; on a closer inspection of the wiki, someone
> already added the libdbi0-dev package as a requirement, which pulls in
> all that's needed to compile, even without any of the particular
> database libdbd-{sqlite3,pgsql,mysql} packages included...
> HOWEVER, not having even tried the database backends, is one of them
> preferred for any reasons or is it a tossup?

For just trying, sqlite3 is the least hassle. (As in none, other than installing it. MySQL and Postgress both require that you install and configure a server.)

John Ralls

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