Re: [htdig3-dev] Bug#56721: htdig and locale de_DE peculiarities. (fwd)

Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] Bug#56721: htdig and locale de_DE peculiarities. (fwd)
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 12:11:07 PST

On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Gergely Madarasz wrote:

> Was there any reason to upgrade to latest libdb any other that there was a
> newer version? If there are additional patches needed, were they sent
> upstream? If there are problems with libdb, then why does glibc still
> include an older version? The debian policy is to use shared libraries as
> much as possible, and I haven't seen any problems so far for using an
> older libdb...

I do not know why glibc includes an older version, though it may be a
copyright assignment issue. Sleepycat's release notes included some bug
fixes that sounded quite significant and implied they recommended the
upgrade. (No, I don't remember what the issues were, it's been a while.)

> They were created by the previous maintainer of the .deb package, Geoff
> already asked about them and the answer was yes back then...

Yeah, I still have them--I'll add them to the CVS copy after the release
so I have time to update them.

I don't know that I'm as sure that DB is the cause here, but as I said, I
cannot see anything in the code that would give these symptoms. So my
suggestion roughly echos Gilles--compile the original tar from
and see if that helps. Remember that if the databases are altered, you
have to clean out the old ones before reindexing (or use -a without any
.work files present).


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