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Python on Mac OS X doesn't have gdbm

First off I know I can install the latest python from Fink quite
easily and it'll give me everything needed. But I'm trying to
distribute my python app to end users who don't really care (or know)
anything about Fink.

The default Python on Mac OS X is 2.3 but doesn't come with gdbm. Did
anyone try to get the source of gdbm and build it, and somehow built
the gdbm module for Python on Mac OS X? If so could you share a few
hints? It'll save me lots of time trying.

Thanks!
Jul 18 '05 #1
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fp> The default Python on Mac OS X is 2.3 but doesn't come with gdbm. Did
fp> anyone try to get the source of gdbm and build it, and somehow built
fp> the gdbm module for Python on Mac OS X? If so could you share a few
fp> hints? It'll save me lots of time trying.

The only hint I can share is to ask on the py***********@python.org mailing
list.

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Jul 18 '05 #2
fo*************@yahoo.com.tw (Fortepianissimo) wrote in message news:<ef**************************@posting.google. com>...
First off I know I can install the latest python from Fink quite
easily and it'll give me everything needed. But I'm trying to
distribute my python app to end users who don't really care (or know)
anything about Fink.

The default Python on Mac OS X is 2.3 but doesn't come with gdbm. Did
anyone try to get the source of gdbm and build it, and somehow built
the gdbm module for Python on Mac OS X? If so could you share a few
hints? It'll save me lots of time trying.

Thanks!


Just a follow-up on what I did to sort of solve this problem. I simply
copied gdbm.so and the necessary libgdbm* files from Fink to another
directory, and used install_name_tool to change the dynamic library
path inside gdbm.so. And it worked...
Jul 18 '05 #3

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