Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64812
largefile support is missing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
Perl can not open large files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. make large file somehow:
$ ls -lh /var/spool/news/cnfs/big1
-rw-r--r-- 1 news news 5.0G May 13 06:14 /var/spool/news/cnfs/big1
2. enter oneliner:
$ perl -e 'open(F, "/var/spool/news/cnfs/big1") || die "$!\n";'
File too large
Expected Results: the script should have terminated without error.
$ rpm -q perl
Yeah, largefile support doesn't seem to work with perl-5.6.1-34.99.6 from RedHat
7.3. perl -V reports -Uuselargefiles but it doesn't seem to help. The below
url is a link to a mailing list thread that mentions this problem in previous
verions of RedHat.
-Uuselargefiles means to UNdefine it; -Duselargefiles defines it. since large
file support breaks binary compatibility, and since 7.0 shipped without large
file support for perl, the 7.x series must ship without it. If you click
further into the thread you quote, you'll see this post, which should help
explain it more: