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Bug 58948 - Why was NDBM_File removed?
Why was NDBM_File removed?
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Chip Turner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-01-28 09:36 EST by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-29 09:44:45 EST
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2002-01-28 09:36:59 EST
Why was NDBM_File removed from Perl?  Removing it breaks compatibility with
scripts that run just fine on other platforms.
Comment 1 Jonathan Kamens 2002-01-29 09:44:40 EST
Also, if you insist on leaving it removed, then you need to obsolete the
perl-NDBM_File package in the new perl RPM, because the old package is
binary-incompatible with the newly compiled perl.
Comment 2 Chip Turner 2002-01-31 15:44:39 EST
on linux, NDBM is just an alias for gdbm.  you can use AnyDBM_File for better
compatibility, or GDBM, which should also work.  I've added it as an obsoletes
in -24.

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