[Python-Dev] Improving bsddb detection in setup.py

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.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