> On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 07:24:26AM +0200, Simon Matter wrote:
>> > Argh, here's one thing that went wrong... my cscope database did not
>> > index fs/ext3/file.c, for some reason... so I did not modify it, and
>> > O_DIRECT was not getting turned off for ext3 - hence the problem on
>> > roots.
>> My question remains, how does the problem discussed here show up. I have
>> installed 20.9.XFS1.3.0 on RedHat 9 with my nonnptl db4 package and
>> couldn't find any problem using rpm.
> I think (haven't rebuild rpm for some time), that db4 is not linked
> against, but has been embedded into rpm's sources. Try ldd on
> /bin/rpm, you'll find it depending on librpmdb-4.2.so, and not
> It was said that latest rpm bits (4.2, 4.1.1 and 4.0.5) had O_DIRECT
> disabled in their db4 code. But someone reported this failure on an
> rpm 4.2 system, so I am puzzled again ... :(
> I guess I need to rebuild rpm for RH9/8.0/7.3, maybe go straight to
Well, RH 7.2 is also widely used here and there is quite a big difference
between 7.2 ... 9. On 7.2, rpm is statically linked.
And then, if an application like rpm breaks with a certain
kernel/filesystem, I expect it not to be the only application that breaks.
Am I paranoid?