[Centos] Problems migrating from WBEL
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Thu Dec 30 12:47:06 UTC 2004
On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 06:14 -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 06:25 -0500, Jason Dixon wrote:
> > On Dec 30, 2004, at 4:29 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 00:03 -0500, Jason Dixon wrote:
> > >> Hi folks:
> > >>
> > >> I've recently migrated one of my production servers (bad Jason!) from
> > >> WBEL to CentOS 3.3 using Donavan's instructions in the FAQ
> > >> (http://www.centos.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=19). While it
> > >> was as painless as the document suggests, I've run into problems with
> > >> postgrey (a postfix greylisting daemon) on my server. Whenever I try
> > >> to start postgrey, I get the following error (trimmed from maillog):
> > >>
> > >> ERROR: can't create DB environment: No such file or directory
> > >>
> > >> A little research led me to find the error was caused by a call to
> > >> BerkeleyDB::Env->new() in postgrey. I can recreate it in a simple
> > >> Perl
> > >> one-liner:
> > >>
> > >> perl -e 'use BerkeleyDB; my $db = BerkeleyDB::Env->new() or die
> > >> "blah";'
> > >>
> > >> This leads me to believe that something is wrong with db4, so I
> > >> upgraded (--force) to the CentOS db4 package. Unfortunately, this had
> > >> no effect. Speaking with Dag in IRC a couple nights back, he believes
> > >> my only recourse may be to "pin" my apt sources and attempt to upgrade
> > >> all of my WBEL-based packages to their CentOS counterparts. I would
> > >> really like to avoid this; if necessary, I think I'd prefer to try
> > >> and
> > >> upgrade from the 3.3 ISO.
> > >>
> > >> Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on this?
> > >
> > > I've upgraded more than a dozen machines from WBEL to CentOS-3 ... and
> > > I
> > > haven't had any problems. I don't have the perl module "BerkeleyDB.pm"
> > > on any of my machines though...nor is it on my CentOS-4beta "Full
> > > Install" machine that I use as a build machine for CentOS-4beta. What
> > > package installs it?
> > The perl-BerkeleyDB package over at Dag's repository. I've tried
> > reinstalling it from source rpm and the db4 package from CentOS, but
> > that doesn't help.
> > At this point, I wonder if it would be a magnificent disaster to just
> > download all the base rpm's, the updates rpm's, and just do a massive
> > "rpm -Fvh --force" on everything.
> I would think you only need to replace any packages that say .WBx or
> whitebox with items from the centos hive ... all the others should be
> the same between distros.
> I wonder if rebuilding db4 from source on a machine where BerkeleyDB is
> installed would have any impact (maybe db4 does something differently
> in .configure if it is installed) ... OR maybe install BerkeleyDB from
> Actually, I rebuilt from source and installed from Dags repo the package
> perl-BerkeleyDB-0.26-1.dag.src.rpm and I get this on CentOS-3.3:
> command -> perl -e 'use BerkeleyDB; my $db = BerkeleyDB::Env->new() or
> die "blah";'
> result -> blah at -e line 1.
> so it doesn't work for me either on CentOS 3.3
> I am currently rebuilding the db4 srpm...I'll post my results.
I'm not a BerkeleyDB expert ... do I need to do something first, before
I run your test script (maybe build a new db).
I get the same error if I use CPAN to install BerkeleyDB 0.26 ... OR if
I install from DAGs sources. This is even after I rebuild and reinstall
db4 from source.
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