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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 1.13, Package name: gdbm-1.13, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

GNU `dbm' is a library of functions implementing a hashed database
on a disk file. The software was written by Philip A. Nelson.


Required to run:
[devel/readline]

Required to build:
[pkgtools/cwrappers]

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SHA1: 7f2a8301497bbcac91808b011ca533380914fd21
RMD160: ad3d3258d3ae82eb16237051ea0e981178d6e93e
Filesize: 871.081 KB

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   2017-03-20 07:02:27 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (9)
Log message:
Version 1.13 - 2017-03-11

* gdbm_fetch, gdbm_firstkey, and gdbm_nextkey behavior

If the requested key was not found, these functions return datum with
dptr pointing to NULL and set gdbm_errno to GDBM_ITEM_NOT_FOUND (in
prior releases, gdbm_errno was set to GDBM_NO_ERROR),

If an error occurred, dptr is set to NULL, and gdbm_errno to
the error code.

In any case gdbm_errno is guaranteed to have meaningful value upon
return.

* Error handling

In previous versions of GDBM, fatal errors (such as write error while
storing the key/data pair or bucket) caused immediate termination of
the program via call to exit(3).  This is no longer the case.

Starting from this version, if a fatal error occurrs while modifying
the database file, that database is marked as needing recovery and
gdbm_errno is set to GDBM_NEED_RECOVERY.  Calls to any GDBM functions,
except gdbm_recover, will then return immediately with the same error
code.

The function gdbm_recover examines the database file and fixes
eventual inconsistencies.  Upon successful return it clears the error
state and makes the database operational again.

For backward compatibility, the fatal_func argument to gdbm_open is
retained and its functionality is not changed.  If it is not NULL, the
new error handling procedures are disabled, the function it points to
will be called upon fatal errors.  When it returns, exit(1) will be
called.

* Per-database error codes

In addition to gdbm_error global variable, the most recent error state
is saved in the GDBM_FILE structure.  This facilitates error handling
when operating multiple GDBM databases simultaneously.
   2016-05-22 19:24:32 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (8) | Package removed
Log message:
Version 1.12, 2016-05-16

* New configuration variable COMPATINCLUDEDIR

When used with --enable-libgdbm-compat, this variable points to the
directory where the headers file dbm.h and ndbm.h will be installed.
Use this variable to avoid conflicts with already installed headers.
E.g.:

 ./configure --enable-libgdbm-compat COMPATINCLUDEDIR=/usr/include/gdbm
   2015-11-03 02:56:36 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (368)
Log message:
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for databases category

Problems found with existing distfiles:
	distfiles/D6.data.ros.gz
	distfiles/cstore0.2.tar.gz
	distfiles/data4.tar.gz
	distfiles/sphinx-2.2.7-release.tar.gz
No changes made to the cstore or mariadb55-client distinfo files.

Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
   2014-10-09 16:07:17 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1163)
Log message:
Remove pkgviews: don't set PKG_INSTALLATION_TYPES in Makefiles.
   2014-05-23 22:49:37 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (6)
Log message:
Add patches needed for gdbm-1.11.
   2014-05-23 22:49:15 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (6) | Package updated
Log message:
Update gdbm packages to 1.11, after martin@ diagnosed the compilation
problem. Thanks, martin!

Changes:
Version 1.11, 2013-12-25

* Improved dump format.

A new dump format is implemented, which encodes all data in base64 and
stores not only key/data pairs, but also the original database file
metadata, such as file name, mode and ownership.  Files in this format
can be sent without additional encapsulation over transmission
channels that normally allow only ASCII data.  Dumps in this format
allow for restoring an exact copy of the database, including file
ownership and privileges.

* New function: gdbm_count

    int gdbm_count (GDBM_FILE *file, gdbm_count *count);

Counts records in `file' and stores the result in the memory location
pointed to by `count'.

* New utilities: gdbm_dump and gdbm_load.

Gdbm_dump creates a plain-text dump of the GDBM database.  This dump
can be used to create an exact copy of the database afterward.

The gdbm_load performs the reverse: given the dump file, it creates a
GDBM database.  Apart from native GDBM dump formats, it also understands
the format generated by Berkeley DB db_dump utility.  Thus, an easy
way to convert a Berkeley DB database to GDBM is:

   db_dump input.db | gdbm_load output.db

* gdbmtool

The gdbmtool utility allows you to examine, modify or create GDBM
databases.  It provides an easy-to-use interactive shell and can
be used for scripting.  One of the unique features of gdbmtool is that
it allows to define datum structures for key and content parts, similarly
to the C "struct" declarations, and to input and display such
structured data.
   2013-11-23 12:29:36 by OBATA Akio | Files touched by this commit (16)
Log message:
Use find-headers instead of find-files to detect builtin header files.
   2013-04-08 13:17:26 by Blue Rats | Files touched by this commit (109)
Log message:
Remove "Trailing empty lines." and/or "Trailing white-space."