db.spec.patch not successful :-(

Ruth Ivimey-Cook Ruth.Ivimey-Cook at ivimey.org
Fri Feb 20 16:51:39 EST 2004

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Edward Rudd wrote:

Thanks, I'll look into this (been busy with work for a day or so now :-(



>all versions of DB use the same symbols (really annoying) so an
>executable can only be linked against one version of DB..
>the easiest way to convert from DB3 to DB4 is to dump and load the
>if you have the db3-utils and db4-utils packages installed you can do
>mv mailboxes.db mailboxes.db3
>db3_dump mailboxes.db3 | db4_load mailboxes.db4
>cp mailboxes.db4 mailboxes.db
>To figure out what version a DB is in use the file command
>file mailboxes.db
>DB3 is Version 7, DB4 is version 8,
>skiplist should say "data" unless you add the skiplist file magic..

Ruth Ivimey-Cook
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