|Summary:||NDBM_File module missing from perl (and there's no separate perl-NDBM_File)|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Matthew Miller <mattdm>|
|Component:||perl||Assignee:||Chip Turner <cturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-05-26 22:08:50 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Matthew Miller 2003-01-27 16:59:33 UTC
Somewhere along the line -- in an update, as far as I can tell -- NDBM_File was split from the main perl package and made into its own package. But now, it's gone entirely -- and the main perl package Obsoletes: perl-NDBM_File, so it's hard to put back without rebuilding all of perl, even. Is there a really really good reason for removing this? It's a standard part of the perl distribution, and people are going to expect it to be there.
Comment 1 Ali-Reza Anghaie 2003-01-28 04:19:59 UTC
It's been gone for longer than the beta cycle. It isn't in 8.0 AFAIK. At first glance I thought this was a bad idea but upon digging I've noticed most semi-modern projects dropped NDBM use ~anyway~. What production impact do you see from this? I do find it odd that something in the standard Perl tree would be removed like that (but I bet there are other examples)... but I don't see a real serious impact to most customers. In my shop we use ActiveState Perl anyhow so we can standardize across out platforms. I'm curious as to what you've encountered wishing for NDBM? Cheers, -Ali
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2003-01-28 05:12:39 UTC
One of my coworkers asked about it.
Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2004-05-26 22:08:50 UTC
I figure no one cares about this by now. Closing out.