[Centos] Problems migrating from WBEL

Jason Dixon jason at dixongroup.net
Thu Dec 30 11:25:54 UTC 2004

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.

Jason Dixon
DixonGroup Consulting

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