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Bug #24082 Berkeley
Submitted: 2003-06-08 12:21 UTC Modified: 2003-06-08 13:16 UTC
From: elelmo at gmx dot de Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: DBM/DBA related
PHP Version: 4.3.2 OS: Windows 98
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2003-06-08 12:21 UTC] elelmo at gmx dot de

I?m not able to get access to a databasefile in db3-format....
Php says:
Warning: dba_open(/z-internet/db/test.db,c): Driver initialization failed for handler: db3: Unable to establish lock in C:\z-internet\db\out-db.php on line 15
dba_open failed 

hope to get help and greetings from d?sseldorf, germany

Hilmar Tomyslak


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 [2003-06-08 13:16 UTC]
Sorry, but your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.  For a
list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP, please
visit as this bug system is not the
appropriate forum for asking support questions. 

Thank you for your interest in PHP.

That means that there is a lock on the databse file or something else went wrong while obtaining the lock. If you are sure there is no lock and you have no concurrent write access then you can use '-' as additinal mode parameter to skip locking.
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