I've packaged the ZODB using the Distutils. There are 3 packages, containing the ZODB itself, ExtensionClass, and a few miscellaneous Python modules that are required.
Installation instructions are at
The packages themselves are available through FTP from: ftp://starship.python.net/pub/crew/amk/zodb/
This repackaging is aimed at people who want to use the ZODB in their own programs without using other Zope features; it will save the effort of figuring out which bits of Zope need to get installed. The packaging is still experimental, so please inform me if you run into problems during the installation process.
Future plans are to merge the 3 packages into a single package, and also package ZEO.