When will they fix Python _dbm?

Anton Mamaenko amamaenko at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 10:52:14 EST 2016

What is your operating system, environment, and Python build? 

dbm is just a module that might not have been included into your Python build. It's not a bug but a deliberate choice of the package maker. 


> On 5 Dec 2016, at 17:45, clvanwall <clvanwall at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been a Perl programmer for 15+ years and decided to give Python a try.  My platform is windows and I installed the latest 3.5.2. Next I decided to convert a perl program that uses a ndbm database since according to the doc on python, it should be able to work with it.  Needless to say, I get: dbm.error: db type is dbm.ndbm, but the module is not available
> Searching on Python Bug Tracker shows _dbm missing back in 03-03-2012!  That's a long time for a bug to be left open.  
> John Van Walleghen
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