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Add berkelydb version warning

tags/v0.15.1
Wladimir J. van der Laan 10 years ago
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@@ -60,3 +60,18 @@ Alternatively, install Qt Creator and open the `bitcoin-qt.pro` file.

An executable named `bitcoin-qt` will be built.

Berkely DB version warning
==========================

A warning for people using the *static binary* version of Bitcoin (tl;dr: **Berkely DB databases are not forward compatible**).

The static binary version of Bitcoin is linked against libdb4.7 or libdb4.8 (see also `this Debian issue`_).

Now the nasty thing is that databases from 5.X are not compatible with 4.X.

If the globally installed development package of Berkely DB installed on your system is 5.X, any source you
build yourself will be linked against that. The first time you run with a 5.X version the database will be upgraded,
and 4.X cannot open the new format. This means that you cannot go back to the old statically linked version without
significant hassle!

.. _`this Debian issue`: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=621425

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@@ -2,13 +2,15 @@ TEMPLATE = app
TARGET =
DEPENDPATH += .
INCLUDEPATH += src src/json src/cryptopp src/qt

# for boost 1.37, add -mt to the boost libraries
unix:LIBS += -lssl -lcrypto -lboost_system -lboost_filesystem -lboost_program_options -lboost_thread -ldb_cxx
macx:DEFINES += __WXMAC_OSX__ MSG_NOSIGNAL=0

# disable quite some warnings becuase bitcoin core "sins" a lot
# disable quite some warnings because bitcoin core "sins" a lot
QMAKE_CXXFLAGS_WARN_ON = -fdiagnostics-show-option -Wall -Wno-invalid-offsetof -Wno-unused-variable -Wno-unused-parameter -Wno-sign-compare -Wno-char-subscripts -Wno-unused-value -Wno-sequence-point -Wno-parentheses -Wno-unknown-pragmas -Wno-switch

# WINDOWS defines, -DSSL, look at build system
# TODO: WINDOWS defines, -DSSL

# Input
DEPENDPATH += src/qt src src/cryptopp src json/include

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