[New-bugs-announce] [issue29280] gdbm & ndbm support missing in Windows

Arthur Vanwalleghen report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jan 15 14:03:25 EST 2017

New submission from Arthur Vanwalleghen:

When I tried to work with GDBM and Ndbm files I saw that their supporting modules were not found.  This can be verified with Pydoc:

Pydoc\Python36-32\lib \dbm(package)\Package Contents\gnu|ndbm

ErrorDuringImport: problem in dbm.gnu - ModuleNotFoundError: No module named '_gdbm' 

ErrorDuringImport: problem in dbm.ndbm - ModuleNotFoundError: No module named '_dbm'

I first noticed this in 3.5 and waited to see if it was fixed in 3.6. I am running Win8.1.

I want to work with files created on Linux/Perl using GDBM or NDBM.  I cannot find any perl support for Python's dbm.dumb. I am looking for an out-of-the-box support for simple key/data files.

components: Windows
messages: 285517
nosy: ArtVan, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: gdbm & ndbm support missing in Windows
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.5, Python 3.6

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