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Re: Apache not working

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:13:49PM +0000, Patrick Welche wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 08:57:18AM +0200, Mihai Chelaru wrote:
> > Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >> OK -- I recompiled apr, apr-tool, and apache22, and it works again.
> >> The question now is why?  What changed to break binary compatibility
> >> within -current, and what will that imply for 6.0?
> >
> > IIRC, it was a semctl50 call that failed (happened the same for mono  
> > package).
> Any idea on how to prevent the failure without a recompile? (I still haven't
> managed to extract my postgresql data. I didn't expect to need to pg_dumpall
> before upgrading the OS :-/ )

If you are desperate, you simply need to compile/run postgres against a version
of the OS prior to the time_t change, even easier if you still have the
binary package.

Just keep some sets.tgz handy for moving back and then forward.

Definitely a pain in the arse though. I have that many xen domu that I never 
seem to run out of a viable OS for whatever the task is at hand. 

If you have xen, set up an outdated domu temporarily. Just make sure it's 

        time_t and dev_t have been bumped to 64 bit quantities.


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