Coda File System

Re: Announcing coda release 5.2.4

From: Andreas J. Koenig <>
Date: 14 Jun 1999 13:24:42 +0200
>>>>> On Sat, 5 Jun 1999 10:09:17 -0400, Jan Harkes <> said:

 >     * Protection database fileformat changed to use libdb1.85.

Does anybody have advice on how this should be dealt with when
somebody has installed libdb 2.7.5 or any other version > 1.85?

I see unsatisficing incompatibilities. At least the RPM version of
pdbtool dumps core with my libdb 2.7.5 and so I cannot talk to codasrv
at all.

FWIW, not only the author of libdb, Keith Bostic warns against 1.85
because it has virtually unfixable bugs. I think, Eric Allman has
encountered some of them and for sure Ulrich Pfeifer. So I have
decided to abandon it and overwrite it with the incompatible libdb
2.x.x. I recompiled sendmail and thought that would do.

I'll try to compile the whole coda from scratch and see how far I get,
but I thought, I should raise the question now to get some advice
before I fiddle too much.

Received on 1999-06-14 07:28:54