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

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 22:46:06 -0400

>     GvR> But that requires that you have BSDDB 3, right?  Because of
>     GvR> its licensing, not everybody has it.  So I think it's still a
>     GvR> good idea to have Skip's patch as well.
> No, PyBSDDB claims to be BSD 1.85 compatible.  I haven't tried that
> yet, but I think it will work even if you have the free, old version
> around.

So it's *both* compatible with BSD 1.95 *and* with the old bsddb
module.  Then what does it buy you?

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