Fix for dbi_initialize crash if libdbi >= 0.9.0 (notably on Ubuntu 14.04)

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Mon May 5 12:05:34 EDT 2014

On Monday 05 May 2014 13:43:08 Colin Law wrote:
> Attached is patch to fix the startup crash on the maint branch after
> tag 2.6.3 when using libdbi >= 0.9.9, as is the case on Ubuntu 14.04.
> It is a single line correction (well single character in fact).
> Do I need to file a bug and attach the patch there or can someone
> apply it from here?
> Cheers
> Colin
Hi Colin,

Thank you for the patch. Looking at the libdbi api documentation I believe your fix is a step in 
the right direction. It only fixes the initialization for sqlite files though and not the 
initialization for the other sql backends.

So I have applied an updated patch for this.

In addition I have modified all dbi_<function>_r function calls to use &dbi_instance instead of 
dbi_instance. That's how I understand it should be from the api documentation. I have not 
tested this though because I don't have libdbi 0.9.x on my system. Can you recheck with the 
most recent maint revision and verify if everything works fine with your sqlite data file ?



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