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One drawback of this server is that it is very difficult to delete or modify entries (e.g., to correct typos). People have considered hacking the database to do this, but we do not know whether anyone has been successful. We've never considered the benefits to be worth the anticipated effort. Details:

  • PURL resolver It is written in C
  • Database is GNU gdbm format
  • Database lives in gigue:/usr/local/etc/purl/current/database/gdbm/main
  • While it appears that the PURL prefixes are stored as simple strings in the database, there is a text file in the same directory that seems to be updated on an automatic basis, and we do not know whether this file needs to be synchronized with the database.