Python 2.5 and sqlite

Thorsten Kampe thorsten at
Tue Nov 11 10:59:29 CET 2008

* Thorsten Kampe (Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:45:28 +0100)
> *  (Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:48:28 -0500)
> > Can you ask them if sqlite3 is installed? and if not... to install it?
> Why would he have to install SQLite?!
> > You could include in your discussions "well sqlite3 is part of python"
> > "if it isn't, you haven't installed python properly"
> Sqlite3 is an optional part of Python. It has no dependencies on SQLite.

It seems it's not that simple. On a Gentoo host the SQLite package 
provided the necessary library. On a openSUSE host it was libsqlite. 
>From my understanding SQLite (the headers) is only needed for building 
python with SQLite support (or pysqlite) from scratch.


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