Subject: Berkeley DB and DB_File perl module (was: Re: [Fwd: Re: Bekerley DB v1])
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From: Klaus Heinz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/19/2003 02:13:03
grant beattie wrote:
> The right way to fix this is to create a db1 package and statically
> link with libdb. I think Johnny Lam was working on this.
I am also wrestling with some db1/ndbm problems and have observed,
that perl5 on NetBSD has different DB modules
than perl5 on Solaris8
IMO, we should either have a common base perl installation on all
supported systems or at least have a way to upgrade it to a common
What's more, on NetBSD (and FreeBSD probably as well) DB_File and
NDBM both seem to use Berkeley db as the underlying database
according to file(1) (the created files are different), while
on Solaris the 'real' NDBM database is used (*.pag, *.dir).
Anyway, I think I will need DB_File for Solaris (and maybe other
systems supported by pkgsrc) and we haven't got a package for that, yet.