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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-devhelp@l.g.o
Cc: "de Almeida, Valmor F." <dealmeidav@××××.gov>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-devhelp] gdbm ebuild with 64bit off_t
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 04:14:45
In Reply to: [gentoo-devhelp] gdbm ebuild with 64bit off_t by "de Almeida
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 > option?
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 -mike


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