sqlite3 is it in the python default distro?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Sat Jan 12 22:23:54 CET 2008

Martin Marcher schrieb:
> Hello,
> I can see that sqlite is in the standard lib documentation:
> http://docs.python.org/lib/module-sqlite3.html
> however debian and ubuntu (and gentoo according to the packages info) seem
> _not_ to include it. 
> Now 2 question arise:
> a) Is sqlite included in the python default distribution

Yes, since 2.5

> b) In real life can I consider (on linux) that an installation of python
> includes the sqlite stuff?

distutils is an example of a standard-module that gets ripped out of 
python by distros frequently, so that people need to install python-dev 
or such a package.

So - yes, it happens that distros don't deliver the whole standard 
distribution. Now I'm not sure if that happens for sqlite, but if your 
own tests show so (reminder: python 2.5, accidentially using earlier 
versions that are installed won't work of course), then the answer is - 
no, you can't


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