Bug 4805

Summary: DB_files in perl-5.00503-2 is not compatible with DB files in perl-5.004m7-1
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jeppesen
Component: perlAssignee: Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>
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Version: 6.0   
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Description jeppesen 1999-08-31 16:26:15 UTC
DB_files created with RH5.2 using perl-5.004m7-1 cannot be
opened with the perl shipping with RH6.0. One more oddety
with perl-500503-2: if you create a DB file (using tie)
the 'file' command report that the resulting file is just
data - however 'file' correctly reports that a DB file
created using perl-5.004m7-1 (under RH6.0) is a Berkeley DB
Hash file.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-31 18:42:59 UTC
You need to convert your databases using db_dump185. The latest
perl-5.00503-6 in Raw Hide uses libdb.so.3 (read: Berkeley db2)
while the perl in Red Hat 5.2 used the incompatible Berkeley db1.
Make sure you also use db_dump185 from glibc in Raw Hide: the
executable shipped with Red Hat 6.0 was linked with the wrong library
and is not functional.