[Python-Dev] what version of bsddb to use/accept for 2.6/3.0

Neal Norwitz nnorwitz at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 03:15:06 CEST 2008

Many buildbots are running bsddb 4.7, particularly the debian/ubuntu
ones (4.7.25 which seems to be the latest).  Some of them are
crashing, others are not.  The max version we support in both 2.6 and
3.0 is 4.7.  Should we allow this version or should we use a lower
maximum that is more likely to work (ie, not crash)?

It looks like the WIndows buildbots use 4.4.20.  Unfortunately, the
Windows bots aren't in great shape either.

Additionally, there are reference leaks in both 2.6 and 3.0:
  test_bsddb3 leaked [80, 80] references, sum=160 (2.6)
  test_bsddb3 leaked [63, 63] references, sum=126 (3.0)

It would be nice to get as many of these things fixed up before
release.  Jesus, Greg, Trent, can you make some time over the next
week to stabilize bsddb support?

PS.  To change the max version of bsddb supported in Unix, modify
max_db_ver in setup.py.

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