Bug 5142 - Red Hat's perl 5.005_03 distribution is missing NDBM_File
Red Hat's perl 5.005_03 distribution is missing NDBM_File
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 1999-09-14 21:08 EDT by ricardo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-15 10:02:50 EST
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Description ricardo 1999-09-14 21:08:58 EDT
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
perl distribution.

(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
everything... :-(

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.

Ricardo Kleemann
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-15 10:02:59 EST
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.

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