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Re: large file support?

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: large file support?
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 11:13:26 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

Andreas Metzler wrote:
> [LFS support in find]
> On 2004-07-20 "Potenza, Joe" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I get the error: "Value too large for defined data type" whenever find
> > encounters a file over 2 gig. I don't know how this find was compiled.
> > Is there a configure or compile option for largefile awareness or should
> > it work automatically. I did not see any reference in the install docs.
> > dmgtp-dataacq{joep}16: /usr/local/bin/find --version
> > GNU find version 4.1
> [...]
> Quoting NEWS:
> | * Major changes in release 4.1.5:
> | Add support for large files

Even without explicit large file support I believe find-4.1 compiles
and runs fine on large files if compiled using the right defines.  On
most platforms it is _FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64.  The support added to
findutils detects this automatically.  But on HP-UX I had been using
the following prior to this support being added.

  CFLAGS='-D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64' ./configure


P.S. I would rather say "./configure CFLAGS='-D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64'"
so that it is recorded in config.status.  But you need a recent
version of autoconf for that and I think the old findutils-4.1 is too

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