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From PW <>
Subject [users@httpd] Why does Mod_Rewrite still only support NDBM instead of Berkeley DB3?
Date Mon, 28 Oct 2002 21:04:48 GMT
Greetings all

I just joined the Apache list in order to try to convince the Apache
folks to please, please add in Berkeley DB2 or DB3 support for
Mod_Rewrite. DBM support by Mod_Rewrite (and Mod_Auth by the way) only
exists for NDBM (emulated by GDBM on Linux). However, NDBM is outdated,
slow, poses restrictive limits, has caused many hassles for
Apache/Mod_Rewrite installations (search Google Groups!) and so on. It
is also a pain to use via Perl in a Mod_Perl environment.

On the other hand, there is SleepyCat's Berkeley DBM DB3 (aka DBM1,
DBM2) - very fast, no size limits - can grow to gigabytes, built-in
database locking, comes with any Unix/Linux distribution as default
installation (it's used by Sendmail, Perl, etc.).

So why are the Apache developers so attached to NDBM? Please give us a
choice! Please! Thanks!

Best regards

Philippe Wiede

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