Re: gdbm and libc6
> I'm planning to package htdig, a www search engine
> (http://htdig.sdsu.edu/). I have two questions :
> - is someone already working on this package ?
Heh. Just did it a couple of days ago -- I only now read your message. :-)
> - 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 ?
Porting would be ideal, but it could be a lot of work because htdig
invents C++ classes that are designed for libgdbm. But thankfully
htdig includes the full libgdbm source, so you don't have to wait for
a libc6 libgdbm.
I was pleasantly surprised that the whole thing can compile under
libc6 with no dependencies other than libc6 itself.
And then later I learned that I needn't have worried, since there is
indeed a version of libg++27 for libc6. :-)
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