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Re: gdbm and libc6

In article <[🔎] Pine.GSO.3.96.970530131956.306B-100000@angel.via.ecp.fr>,
	<doussot@via.ecp.fr> writes:

> 	- what is the status of lib gdbm and libc6 ? . Htdig uses gdbm but
> libc6 provides db and sometime ago I'seen a post of Ulrich Drepper (glibc
> maintener), he said that he was unable to find a maintainer for ligdbm. So
> is gdbm offcialy dropped for hamm ? should I port htdig to use db instead?

It's not officially dropped, it's just not currently maintained; I don't
think there's any plan to drop it totally.

I believe db has a dbm compatibility mode, and porting htdig to use that
should be fairly easy; getting it to use db's native mode is a little more
effort but may be worthwhile.

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