[pybsddb] Re: [Python-Dev] Please give this patch for building bsddb a try

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 17:27:06 -0500

    >> Why can't it just be called bsddb?

    Greg> Modern berkeleydb uses much different on disk database formats,
    Greg> glancing at the docs on sleepycat.com i don't even think it can
    Greg> read bsddb (1.85) files.

That's never stopped us before. ;-) The current bsddb module works with
versions 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Berkeley DB using the 1.85-compatible API that
Sleepycat provides.  It's always been the user's responsibility to run the
appropriate db_dump or db_dump185 commands before using the next version of
Berkeley DB.  Using the library from Python never removed that requirement.