[ic] Moving site from RedHat Linux to Yellow Dog Linux - GDBM problem

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Tue Jul 12 22:28:11 EDT 2005

On 07/12/2005 06:43 PM, Janine Sisk wrote:
> I'm moving an Interchange site from a Redhat server to a Mac Mini 
> running Yellow Dog Linux.  I started out fine:
> - install all the packages
> - load database dump
> - run makecat to make all the pieces, skipping the createdb step
> - copy over files from document root and interchange root from old server
> I ran into a problem right away;  the site was trying to open 
> component.gdbm, which is not readable on the new system ("GDBM could not 
> tie...").  The difference in processor, I suppose.  I saw that the file 
> had not been updated since I first installed Interchange, since that 
> table is in the database, so I deleted all the inactive GDBM files and 
> got past that problem.  variable.gdbm and access.gdbm are still being 
> used, however, so I am going to have to find some other way to fix them.
> I know I can modify the RedHat version of the site and pull this data 
> into the database, but I'd prefer to leave that copy of the site 
> untouched for now.  Is there some way to copy over variable.txt and 
> access.txt and have Interchange build new GDBM databases?  I tried 
> Googling for GDBM but it doesn't appear to have any command-line 
> commands that I can find, so I can't do it that way.  I'm not very 
> experienced with Interchange (I'm the sys admin but I don't run the 
> site) so if this is in the admin interface I just haven't found it yet.

You should be able to just delete the current .gdbm files and restart 
Interchange.  When Interchange restarts it should rebuild the files from 
the .txt files.

> Also, does anyone know if I'm going to have the same problem with the 
> GPG keys?  (groan)

You may have to export them to ascii armour then import them on the new 


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