[spambayes-dev] improving dumbdbm's survival chances...

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Tue Jul 15 13:09:55 EDT 2003

> ...
> Mark, can you tweak the installer to try importing bsddb (and check
> for bsddb.version) and/or gdbm, then emit a warning and fall back to
> using a pickle if neither is available (or just tell the user where
> to get Berkeley DB 4.x so the bsddb package can be loaded)?

AFAICT, the Outlook addin has never allowed using dumbdbm -- if it can't
find a modern Berkeley, it falls back to a pickled dict.  Look for bsddb3
near the top of Outlook2000/manager.py.  Checking for gdbm on Windows is
probably a waste of time.

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