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Re: procmail and Large File Support

Hi Santiago,

On Sat, Feb 26, 2005 at 12:53:40AM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> I have several reports saying procmail does not support mbox folders
> larger than 2GB. Questions:

> * Am I right to think that adding -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 to CFLAGS
> should be enough to fix this, as explained by this URL?:

> http://www.suse.de/~aj/linux_lfs.html

> The version in experimental has -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64, and it works
> on files larger than 2GB, but I have only tested it on the i386
> architecture.

Please use the value of $(getconf LFS_CFLAGS) instead; it appears (based on
past exim4 bug reports) that using -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 on natively 64-bit
systems such as alpha causes surprising breakage of some glibc APIs.

> * Would the release managers approve this change for sarge?

If this is the only change, yes.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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