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Re: updatedb files portable?

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: updatedb files portable?
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 19:25:46 +0000
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On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 08:02:50AM -0600, Peter Fales wrote:

> Using the "new" database looks like it will work for us.   I was under
> the impression that the format changed between 4.1 and 4.2.26, so
> that --old-format was needed to stay compatible with 4.1, but that's
> is apparently not the case.   

I try quite hard not to create gratuitous incompatibilities.

> And, yes, new format databases seem to be portable across our
> various platforms.  Thanks for the help.

I should add in some test suite tests that relate to continued support
for the old database format.  Could you please generate a locate
database in the old format on Solaris (with any version of findutils,
but ideally both 4.1.x and 4.2.27) so that I can use it as a test
input?  Ideally this would contain less than 5 files or so, so that we
an avoid any need for a copyright assignment.  Any old junk filenames
will do (but not anything confidential obviously).

Many thanks,

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