[Python-Dev] Improving bsddb detection in setup.py
email@example.com (Skip Montanaro)
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 17:42:21 -0500
Back about the time 2.1.1 was in the throes of final release, I submitted a
patch to setup.py. Thomas didn't want to apply it that close to the
release. It's still sitting there:
I'd like to see this or something like it get into the distribution.
Sleepycat keeps changing file formats, so there are now three incompatible
versions of libdb out there. It's a pain in the tush making the switch.
I know there's another bsddb module floating around out there as well. If
that turns out to be backward compatible with the existing bsddb module,
that would be okay too. I think you're always going to have to do a fancy
dance in setup.py because of the proliferation of incompatible versions of