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Can't get bsddb working on Solaris 8

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I've been struggling with this all day. I am trying to get Python 2.5
running with the BerkeleyDB bindings provided by bsddb.

First, I downloaded the BerkeleyDB system (version 4.5) from

Then, I downloaded bsddb from and
built it using my python 2.5 install with python2.5 build and
python2.5 install. During the install, the scripts explain
that they found the BerkeleyDB system version 4.5 right where I
installed it to.

I even tried rebuilding all of Python after my BerkeleyDB was set up.

My error persists:

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/bsddb/", line 51, in
import _bsddb
ImportError: No module named _bsddb

This is a Solaris 8 machine (SunOS 5.8). I've added the library path (/
usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.5/lib) to LD_LIBRARY_PATH before building.

I'm out of ideas. Any help? Thanks.
Mar 18 '08 #1
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I fixed it! I had omitted the cascade of exceptions, but the previous
one to the one shown is:

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/", line 5, in <module>
import bsddb

So I just went into and changed line 5 to import bsddb3 as
bsddb. Then everything started working as planned. Excellent! But
definitely a hack.
Mar 18 '08 #2

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