[Mailman-Users] bsddb python module

Rodolfo Pilas rodolfo at linux.org.uy
Tue Dec 18 22:57:09 CET 2001

I have a MM 2.1a3 with Pyton 2.0 + Postfix working very well.

By the other way I try to install MM 2.1a3 with Pyton 2.1.1 but I can
not create lists because I do not have the module bsddb (required by

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/scripts/driver", line 96, in run_main
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 55, in main
    process_request(doc, cgidata)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 199, in
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 25, in ?
    import dbhash
  File "/var/tmp/python-root//usr/lib/python2.1/dbhash.py", line 5, in ?
    import bsddb
ImportError: No module named bsddb

In the first system I can not locate the bsddb* module file, but an
import bsddb works.

I downloaded bsddb3-3.3.0 and try to install (python setup.py install)
but I can not compile it.

Can anybody help me to have bsddb installed?
(My sistem is a SuSE 7.3 Professional and I do not understand Python


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