./databases/gdbm, The GNU database manager

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 1.23, Package name: gdbm-1.23, 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.

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   2022-02-15 10:26:47 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
gdbm: update to 1.23.

Version 1.23, 2022-02-04

* Bucket cache switched from balanced tree to hash table

Change suggested by Terence Kelly.

* Speed up flushing the changed buckets on disk

* New option codes for gdbm_setopt


Return the database format.


Return the directory depth, i.e. the number of initial (most significant)
bits in hash value that are interpreted as index to the directory.


Return maximum number of keys per bucket.


Return the status of the automatic cache adjustment.


Enable or disable automatic cache adjustment.
   2021-11-01 19:37:06 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (6) | Package removed
Log message:
gdbm: update to 1.22.

Version 1.22

* Fix file header validation

* Fix key verification in sequential access

* Fix testing with DejaGNU 1.6.3

* Fix stack overflow in print_usage

* Fix a leak of avail entry on pushing a new avail block

The leak would occur if the original avail table had odd number of entries.

* New gdbmtool variables: errorexit, errormask, trace, timing

"Errorexit" and "errormask" control which GDBM errors would \ 
cause the
program termination and emitting a diagnostic message,
correspondingly.  Both variables are comma-delimited lists of error

The "trace" variable enables tracing of the gdbmtool commands.

The "timing" variable, when set, instructs gdbmtool to print time
spent in each command it runs.

* New gdbmtool options: -t (--trace), and -T (--timing)
   2021-10-26 12:10:08 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (417)
Log message:
databases: Replace RMD160 checksums with BLAKE2s checksums

All checksums have been double-checked against existing RMD160 and
SHA512 hashes

The following distfiles could not be fetched (some may be only fetched

./databases/cstore/distinfo D6.data.ros.gz
./databases/cstore/distinfo cstore0.2.tar.gz
./databases/cstore/distinfo data4.tar.gz
   2021-10-07 15:35:53 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (417)
Log message:
databases: Remove SHA1 distfile hashes
   2021-09-14 15:32:50 by Amitai Schleier | Files touched by this commit (5)
Log message:
Apply upstream patch 32517af7 to check for st_mtim in struct stat. Fixes
macOS build.
   2021-09-12 11:12:34 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
gdbm: update to 1.21.

Version 1.21, 2021-09-02

* Crash tolerance

By default it is possible for an abrupt crash (e.g., power failure,
OS kernel panic, or application process crash) to corrupt the gdbm
database file.  A new Linux-only mechanism enables applications to
recover the database state corresponding to the most recent
successful gdbm_sync() call before the crash.  See the chapter 17
"Crash Tolerance" in the GDBM manual.

* New database file format: numsync

The new "numsync" database format is designed to better support
crash tolerance.  To create a database in numsync format, the gdbm_open
(or gdbm_fd_open) function must be given the GDBM_NEWDB|GDBM_NUMSYNC
flags.  The GDBM_NUMSYNC flag also takes effect when used together
with GDBM_WRCREAT, provided that the new file is created.

New function gdbm_convert() is provided for converting the databases
from standard GDBM format to numsync and vice versa.

The gdbmtool tool can also be used for converting databases between
these two formats.

* Changes in gdbmtool

** Fix string output in non-ASCII encodings

Printable multi-byte sequences are correctly represented on output.
This also fixes octal representation of unprintable characters.

** The filename variable

This variable supplies the name of database file for use in "open"
command, if the latter is called without arguments.  If "open" is
called with the file name argument, the "filename" variable is
initialized to this value.

** The fd variable

If set, its value must be an open file descriptor referring to a
GDBM database file.  The "open" command will use gdbm_fd_open
function to use this file.   Upon closing the database, this
descriptor will be closed and the variable will be unset.

The file descriptor to use can also be supplied using the
-d (--db-descriptor) command line option.

** The format variable

Defines the format in which new databases will be created.  Allowed
values are: "standard" (default) and "numsync".

** New commands: upgrade and downgrade

The "upgrade" command converts current database to the numsync
(extended) format.  The "downgrade" command converts current database
to the standard format.

** New command: snapshot

The "snapshot" command is part of the new crash tolerance support.
Given the names of two snapshot files, it analyzes them and selects
the one to be used for database recovery.  See the GDBM manual,
section 17.5 "Manual crash recovery" for a detailed discussion of its
   2021-06-28 09:51:44 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
gdbm: update to 1.20.

Version 1.20, 2021-06-17

* New bucket cache

The bucket cache support has been rewritten from scratch.  The new
bucket cache code provides for significant speed up of search

* Change mmap prereading strategy

Pre-reading of the memory mapper regions, introduced in version 1.19
can be advantageous only when doing intensive look-ups on a read-only
database.  It degrades performance otherwise, especially if doing
multiple inserts.  Therefore, this version introduces a new flag
to gdbm_open: GDBM_PREREAD.  When given, it enables pre-reading of
memory mapped regions.

See https://github.com/Perl/perl5/issues/18884 for details.
   2021-01-04 11:41:13 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
gdbm: update to 1.19.

Version 1.19 - 2020-12-23

* Pre-read the memory mapped regions on systems that support it.

This speeds up operations on big databases.

* gdbmtool: tagged initialization of structured data

Initializers for structured data can be given in tagged form, e.g.:

   store somekey { status=2, id={a,u,x}, name="foo" }

* Bugfixes:

** Preserve locking type during database reorganization