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authorSergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua>2011-08-11 20:46:59 (GMT)
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@@ -7,18 +7,28 @@ 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
+Gdbm version 1.9 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
+default. Gdbm will now enable it. THIS MEANS THAT GDBM 1.9 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.
+of the library, and then load it back into version 1.9.
+
+Gdbm 1.9 contains a utility designed to help you produce such a portable
+copy: gdbmexport. To build it, configure the package with the
+--enable-gdbm-export option. For the information on how to use this
+utility, refer to the documentation, chapter 17 "Export a database into
+a portable format." (run `info gdbm gdbmexport' to access it, once
+gdbm 1.9 has been installed, or `info -f doc/gdbm.info gdbmexport' to
+access the shipped info file).
+
+

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