[New-bugs-announce] [issue4483] Error to build _dbm module during make

Leger report at bugs.python.org
Mon Dec 1 23:35:12 CET 2008

New submission from Leger <legerf at free.fr>:

Under Debian/Lenny/i486, I install python3.0rc3.
After untar the Python3.0rc3 package, I replace in the configure
"/usr/local" by "/usr". After I do :
"configure --with-pydebug --with-doc-strings --enable-shared
--enable-profiling --enable-ipv6 --with-threads --with-tsc ; make"

The result during make is :
"Failed to find the necessary bits to build these modules:
To find the necessary bits, look in setup.py in detect_modules() for the
module's name."

The release of the dbm library is : 
libgdbm-dev   1.8.3-3  GNU dbm database routines (development files)

The header for dbm : "_gdbmmodule.c" request "gdbm.h", and is here

The "Modules/_dbmmodule.c" use :
#include <gdbm/ndbm.h>" ... #include <ndbm.h> ...
but I have only "/usr/include/gdbm-ndbm.h"

Can you patch the "_dbmmodule.c" to use it ?

components: Extension Modules
messages: 76709
nosy: legerf
severity: normal
status: open
title: Error to build _dbm module during make
type: compile error
versions: Python 3.0

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