py2exe + anydbm error

So, I tried something simple yesterday adding a call to anydbm to a python program that I plan to distribute on windows with py2exe. Doing so I ran into this error:

ImportError: no dbm clone found; tried ['dbhash', 'gdbm', 'dbm',  'dumbdbm']

Turns out that the way py2exe works though it misses the dependency that anydbm has on a db module. The moral of the story is that if you want to use anydbm and py2exe you need to do something like:

import anydbm, dbhash

f ="dbname.db", "c")