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Re: Reducing the attack surface caused by Berkeley DB...

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 01:53:54PM +0100, David Kalnischkies wrote:
> I guess you can kill both birds with one stone if you go for a "write
> libdb-api-compatibility layer for your favorite other db", but that
> wouldn't really be a Debian task anymore. Without even thinking a split-
> second about the feasibility of this, that might be the more realistic
> way of deprecating libdb as I would imagine that most tools still using
> it aren't using it because its so great, but because the code exists and
> nobody feels like changing it.

This would only be sufficient for the easy cases where the data stored 
is temporary or cached and can be thrown away.

> Best regards
> David Kalnischkies



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