Bug 7313

Summary: fails anydbm test with ndbm over db
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Vilius Puidokas <knopka>
Component: glibcAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Description Vilius Puidokas 1999-11-25 00:13:25 UTC
I'm trying to build perl 5.003_03 on a RH 6.1 machine (i686 arch). Perl is
failing its AnyDBM module test (which is a perl interface to the ndbm
(libdb.so) library). The test assigns and reads a value on a tied hash
using a null key ($h{''}). When building perl on a RH 5.2 system using
glibc 2.0.7, this test works fine, but on our RH6.1 machine (glibc 2.1.2)
it fails because the assignment just doesn't work (the null key is
never added to the hash).

So, on 5.2, the perl code:

  $h{''} = 'foo';
  print "$h{''}\n";

will print "foo". But on 6.1 it prints an empty line. It looks like
this is a bug in the libdb library (although I'm not 100% certain).

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-05 00:23:59 UTC
Take a look at the patch we have integrated into the perl RPM from RH 6.1 to see
a possible workaround for Perl's problems on fuguring out which library is
which.