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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Frysinger [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:33 PM
> > Never dealt with ebuild files before; did some reading and then
> > cd /usr/portage/sys-libs/gdbm/
> > ebuild gdbm-1.8.3-r3.ebuild digest
> > emerge gdbm
> > Noticed that gcc now uses
> > -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64
> ok ... but does that solve your problem ?
Yes, this does solve gdbm's problem. I tried the newly emerged gdbm and
was able to create large data bases beyond the ~2GB file size limit. I
generated 3.1GB databases and twice as large.
Will the ebuild change be a part of future ebuild versions?
I have exchanged e-mails with the gdbm maintainer and he said databases
written with 32bit off_t will not be read/modified by gdbm when compiled
with 64bit off_t.
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