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Install cvs2svn on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

The current version of cvs2svn fails on Tiger with the error message

ERROR: your installation of Python does not contain a suitable
DBM module -- cvs2svn cannot continue.
See to solve.

That’s because there’s no suitable db module in Apple’s python install. However, there is an easy solution that works with the python 2.3 supplied by Apple:

  • install Berkeley db42 via fink (or however you like)

  • download bsddb3 from

  • unpack and perform inside the unpacked directory

    python build
    sudo python install

This should do the job.

See also:

3 comments March 4th, 2006




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