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On Tuesday 22 January 2008, de Almeida, Valmor F. wrote:
> Would it be possible for the gdbm ebuild allow for a 64bit size off_t
this isnt really an ebuild issue. the toolchain transparently changes off_t
and friends to the 64bit versions when using LFS flags in CPPFLAGS.
> The reason is that as it stands now, gdbm-1.8.3-r3 on 32bit machines can
> only work with data base files of about 2 GB since off_t is 4 bytes. If
> gdbm is built with off_t size equal to 8 bytes, it will handle much
> larger database files.
can you describe the issue you're looking a bit more ?
> It would be helpful if there were a USE 64bit option for emerging gdbm.
mmm, that's not the way to approach this issue
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