Provided by: debbugs_2.6.0ubuntu1_all bug


       debbugs-dbhash - migrate a debbugs database to hashed format


       debbugs-dbhash old-db-directory new-db-directory


       debbugs-dbhash  converts  an  old-style  flat  debbugs  database  into a new-style hashed-
       directory debbugs database, for use with debbugs 2.4 and above.

       The old database is simply copied, and otherwise left untouched.  The directory given  for
       the new database must not already exist.

       In  the hashed format, files with names of the form 1023.log are now stored as 23/1023.log
       instead.  This improves performance on many filesystems  for  debbugs  installations  with
       large numbers of bug reports.


       debbugs-dbhash  will  print  a  warning message for each file whose name is of a form that
       cannot be hashed as above.  Typical debbugs  installations  will  have  a  few  of  these,
       usually index files and the like.


       Adam  Heath  is  primarily responsible for the hashed directory support in debbugs.  Colin
       Watson wrote debbugs-dbhash and this man page.