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From: "de Almeida
To: gentoo-devhelp@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-devhelp] gdbm ebuild with 64bit off_t
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 02:59:34

Would it be possible for the gdbm ebuild allow for a 64bit size off_t

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.

It would be helpful if there were a USE 64bit option for emerging gdbm.



PS: I am willing to help if needed. However I have not written an ebuild
file before.
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Re: [gentoo-devhelp] gdbm ebuild with 64bit off_t Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>