#619 closed task (fixed)

make 'tahoe backup' without sqlite complain louder

Reported by: warner Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.3.0
Component: code-frontend-cli Version: 1.2.0
Keywords: Cc:
Launchpad Bug:


Zooko and I have reached a compromise regarding the way that "tahoe backup" should work when the sqlite-based backupdb speedup is not available. Rather than declare that you can't install or run Tahoe without sqlite being available (which would add an installation burden to all users, whether or not they care about "tahoe backup" being fast), I've agreed to:

  • make "tahoe backup" emit an error when sqlite is not available
  • have that error message explain what the backupdb is for, how it requires sqlite in some form, and explain the user's options:
    • use --no-backupdb and accept the loss of the avoid-duplicate-upload speedups, or
    • install pysqlite2, or
    • install python2.5 or 2.6 and re-install tahoe

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed at 2009-02-11T00:51:08Z by warner

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Done, in f7a263eb0b2d0b74

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