Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82842
NDBM_File module missing from perl (and there's no separate perl-NDBM_File)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:23 EDT
Somewhere along the line -- in an update, as far as I can tell -- NDBM_File was
split from the main perl package and made into its own package. But now, it's
gone entirely -- and the main perl package Obsoletes: perl-NDBM_File, so it's
hard to put back without rebuilding all of perl, even.
Is there a really really good reason for removing this? It's a standard part of
the perl distribution, and people are going to expect it to be there.
It's been gone for longer than the beta cycle. It isn't in 8.0 AFAIK. At first
glance I thought this was a bad idea but upon digging I've noticed most
semi-modern projects dropped NDBM use ~anyway~. What production impact do you
see from this? I do find it odd that something in the standard Perl tree would
be removed like that (but I bet there are other examples)... but I don't see a
real serious impact to most customers.
In my shop we use ActiveState Perl anyhow so we can standardize across out
I'm curious as to what you've encountered wishing for NDBM? Cheers, -Ali
One of my coworkers asked about it.
I figure no one cares about this by now. Closing out.