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From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 14:45:29 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <> (kent landfield) writes:
>Why not just add SQL support to the sources as a compile-time option ?
>Mysql and postgres are widely used to support web sites. Wouldn't it
>be better for admins to have support that doesn't require using multiple
>types of databases ? Just a thought...

 I suspect that SQL database installations are sufficiently nonstandard that installation problems will increase. I wouldn't want to complicate the configure/make process any more unless it can clearly be done in a way that doesn't impact people who don't use SQL databases.  The goals associated with putting the info in SQL databases seem sufficiently different from the goal of creating html archives that I think the default implementation should be to keep the code separate.  Are there any important disadvantages to putting SQL support in a separate utility or utilities?

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