[LFS Trac] #2962: GDBM-1.10

LFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Nov 13 03:50:39 PST 2011

#2962: GDBM-1.10
 Reporter:  matthew@…                     |       Owner:  lfs-book@…                   
     Type:  enhancement                   |      Status:  new                          
 Priority:  normal                        |   Milestone:  7.1                          
Component:  Book                          |     Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  normal                        |    Keywords:                               
 New version.  From NEWS:

 Version 1.10, 2011-11-13

 * Internationalization

 This version of GDBM is fully internationalized.  The following
 localizations are available: Finnish, German, Japanese, Polish and

 * Support for close-on-exec flag in gdbm_open (see GDBM_CLOEXEC in the

 * Improve testgdbm command system

 The testgdbm tool now supports multicharacter commands.

 * Bugfixes

 Bug numbers below refer to the tracker at

 ** Bug #150.
 Tolerate I/O operations returning less bytes than expected.  Retry I/O
 if possible.

 ** Bug #151
 Gdbm_open now initializes with zeros the memory allocated for file
 header.  Previous versions left uninitialized portions intact, so
 they contained whatever happened to be in that memory region at the
 moment of allocation.  This created undesired security implications.

 ** Fix handling of NDBM databases in read-only mode.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2962>
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