Bug 4530 - Re-enable support for SQLite3 in PyMaemo/build static libraries for sqlite3
: Re-enable support for SQLite3 in PyMaemo/build static libraries for sqlite3
Product: PyMaemo
: unspecified
: All Linux
: Low normal (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Anderson Lizardo
: general
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Reported: 2009-05-11 19:32 UTC by Thomas Perl
Modified: 2009-05-22 22:48 UTC (History)
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Description Thomas Perl (reporter) 2009-05-11 19:32:17 UTC
I'm using version 2.5.2-15maemo2 of the "python2.5" package in the Fremantle
SDK. This bug did not happen with previous versions.


[sbox-FREMANTLE_X86: ~] > python2.5
Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, May  9 2009, 05:04:04) 
[GCC 4.2.1] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import sqlite3


(no error while importing the sqlite3 module - the sqlite3 module is usable as
on a normal Python 2.5 installation with sqlite3 enabled)


Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/sqlite3/__init__.py", line 24, in <module>
    from dbapi2 import *
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/sqlite3/dbapi2.py", line 27, in <module>
    from _sqlite3 import *
ImportError: No module named _sqlite3



sqlite3 support in Python is required for some Python applications on Maemo,
including gPodder.

Bruno Araujo writes via e-mail:

> The reason for the removal of sqlite3 support in the current version of 
> python2.5 is that the libsqlite3-dev package available in Fremantle beta 
> includes only the shared library files, lacking the static library ones 
> that are needed for proper sqlite3 support inside python. So, in order 
> to provide a functional python2.5 package in our latest release, we had 
> to disable sqlite3 support (or else python2.5 simply wouldn't compile).

I have verified this:

[sbox-FREMANTLE_X86: ~] > dpkg -L libsqlite3-dev

Only the shared library is installed there. The relevant Debian ChangeLog entry
is this:

sqlite3 (3.6.10-0maemo0) stable; urgency=low

  * Upgraded to upstream 3.6.10
  * Using tarball instead of uncompressed sources
  * Removed static libraries
  * F i x e s : N B # 93828 sqlite3 command line tool doesn't work in

 -- Ivan Frade (frade) <ivan.frade@nokia.com>  Thu,  21 Jan 2009 14:56:03 +0300

("Removed static libraries" is the relevant part here)
Comment 1 Thomas Perl (reporter) 2009-05-11 19:47:27 UTC
This bug does not happen in python2.5 version 2.5.2-11.1maemo3+0m5.
Comment 2 Thomas Perl (reporter) 2009-05-12 17:05:03 UTC
According to Ivan Frade, the new sqlite3 package will include the static
libraries in the -dev package:

> I plan to integrate a new version of sqlite3 soon (this week), and it
> will include the static libraries in the -dev package.

After that, I think python2.5 can be re-built with SQLite3 support, or is there
still something left to do?
Comment 3 Anderson Lizardo 2009-05-12 17:19:13 UTC
Nothing else left, we are just waiting for the updated sqlite package, after
which we will revert the patch and upload a new python2.5 package.
Comment 4 Soumya nokia 2009-05-22 11:08:20 UTC
sqlite3 version 3.6.14-1maemo1+0m5 uploaded to Fremantle beta repository.
Comment 5 Ivan Frade nokia 2009-05-22 15:14:57 UTC
That version should include the static libraries.
Comment 6 Thomas Perl (reporter) 2009-05-22 22:39:56 UTC
Ok, the update is now out. After a rebuild of Python with SQLite support, and
upload to the repos, this ticket can be closed :)
Comment 7 Bruno Araujo 2009-05-22 22:48:29 UTC
I've fixed python2.5 and sent it to the autobuilder, hopefully it'll be on
extras-devel soon :-)

The version uploaded was 2.5.2-15maemo3.