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Re: Request for permission: Drop module bsddb185 in Python 2.7

On 26/01/17 23:06, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 04:10:34PM +0100, Jesus Cea wrote:
>> Note that "modern" bsddb module was included in 2.3, at that point
>> bsddb185 was obsolete.
>> I request permission to "extirpate" bsddb185 from pkgsrc version of
>> python2.7 (a simple line edit).
> The advantage of bsddb185 is that works out of the box on at least BSD
> systems without additional Oracle^WSleepycat software.

That is true, although at that level of API and data integrity you have
several choices, like gdbm. The question is if somebody is using
bsddb185 in Python, currently. If that is the case and that code can not
use gdbm or similar (the API is basically identical), the right approach
would be to provide "py27-bsddb185" as an independent package.

There are precedents already. bsddb and gdbm are integral parts of
Python 2.7 and they are segregated to external modules in pkgsrc.

My opinion.

In any case, I just the new noisy guy here. I respect the experience and
"taste" of my olders :).

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