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authorJason Downs <downsj@downsj.com>2008-11-21 21:33:39 (GMT)
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+******************************************************************************
+ W A R N I N G
+******************************************************************************
+
+Gdbm files have never been `portable' between different operating systems,
+system architectures, or potentially even different compilers. Differences
+in byte order, the size of file offsets, and even structure packing make
+gdbm files non-portable.
+
+Gdbm version 1.9.0 includes `large file' support, enabling it on operating
+systems where it is not the default. `Large file' support is essentially
+when a system uses 64bit file offsets. Gdbm has, of course, supported `large
+files' on systems where it was the default for a very long time.
+
+On some systems, such as Solaris, this functionality is not enabled by
+default. Gdbm will now enable it. THIS MEANS THAT GDBM 1.9.0 MAY NOT BE
+ABLE TO ACCESS DATABASES CREATED BY PREVIOUS VERIONS ON THE SAME SYSTEM.
+
+Running the `configure' script with the `--disable-largefile' flag should
+produce a backwards-compatible build on such a system. However, for maximum
+compatibility, and increased functionality, you may want to have your
+application produce a portable copy of your database with the 1.8.3 version
+of the library, and then load it back into version 1.9.0.
+

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