NDBM_File is a standard module included in the regular perl
distribution (5.005_03 and earlier). NDBM_File cannot even
be installed as a separate module like most other perl
modules, it can only be installed as part of the regular
(For example, you have to get perl-5.00503.tar.gz and
install that (the full distribution) in order to get
So, the ONLY way to get NDBM_File on a Red Hat system is to
actually reinstall the full perl distribution, by rebuilding
Please include NDBM_File support in RedHat's perl module, as
This is of critical need for anyone who is using legacy perl
code which might have previously used NDBM_File and then
absolutely does not work with RedHat's 6.0 perl distribution
because of the lack of NDBM_File support.
NDBM_File support is in perl-5.00503-6 and later from Red Hat 6.1. You may
still see problems with db1 vs. db2 format in older database files.