[Pkg-db-devel] Bug#565242: Bug#565242: libdb-dev: db4.8 breaks multiple programs

Clint Adams schizo at debian.org
Thu Jan 14 08:07:36 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 09:07:56PM -0800, Richard A Nelson wrote:
> Whilst creating a new sendmail package, I pulled in the current
> libdb-dev (4.8), and found that the built package is broken - at least
> the db related portions.
> 	>> # makemap hash access < access
> 	>> access.db: Invalid type 5 specified
> 	>> makemap: error opening type hash map access: Invalid argument 

Okay, so the issue here is that makemap is creating a 0-byte access.db file
(in order to lock it?), and this is what's breaking BDB 4.8.  I suggest not
doing this, and letting BDB create the file itself and use its own locking.

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