Python, GDBM and Cygwin

Godefroid Chapelle gotcha at
Wed Jan 30 15:08:59 CET 2002

At 13:24 30/01/2002, Jason Tishler wrote:

>On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 09:29:17AM +0100, Godefroid Chapelle wrote:
> > >When trying the of Python 2.2, I get a
> > >
> > >gdbm fatal: read error
> > >
> > >message.
> > >
> > >Can someone point me a resource which could help me ?
>Sorry, but the following may not be of much help...
>Since I'm the Cygwin Python maintainer, I frequently run the regression
>test suite.  I have never had a test_gdbm failure.  Possibly this is
>because I run exclusively with binary mode mounts, NT/2000, NTFS, and
>ntsec.  What is your setup?

/, /usr/bin and /usr/lib were previously mounted as text (I did not know 
anything of binary versus text).

I am now able to run testgdbm.exe which is supplied with the gdbm c package.
As I stated on cygwin list, I previously got CPU load more than 95%  when 
trying this test. is also working now...

Thanks a lot. !!!!

>I would anticipate problems with (at least)
>text mode mounts and non-NTFS file systems.  I also suggest searching
>the Cygwin mailing archives to see if there are any known gdbm issues.

I had done that. And found no indications that gdbm should work on binary 
mode mounted file systems.

Do you know how and where to leave a trace of the problem and its solution ?



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