473,237 Members | 1,388 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
Post Job

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 473,237 software developers and data experts.

installing cx_Oracle on Unix/Solaris

I'm posting this message here, so that someone googling here will be
able to find it.

I was having problems installing cx_Oracle on Solaris. The build would
fail with a message:
ld: fatal: file /apps/oracle/prod/9.2/lib/libclntsh.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

I found the solution on Grig Gheorghiu's blog. Grig had similar
problems when installing on UNIX, specifically AIX. You can find his
very useful report on how he solved the problem, here:


and also here:


To put matters in a nutshell, Oracle 9i installs the 64-bit libraries
in $ORACLE_HOME/lib and the 32-bit libraries in $ORACLE_HOME/lib32.
Since setup.py is looking by default in $ORACLE_HOME/lib, it finds the
64-bit libraries and it fails.

The trick (at least for me) was to change "lib" to "lib32" in my
ORACLE_HOME environment setting, and in setup.py.

MUCH thanks to Grig for his useful blog!

Sep 27 '05 #1
0 2597

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

by: GrayGeek | last post by:
After cx_Oracle and the related Oracle tools for Python 2.2.3 + Boa-constructor on Win2000, I added "import cx_Oracle" to the top of a test script. It gives me an error about being unable to find...
by: Benson, John | last post by:
Hi, I'm a non-Oracle guy just starting to use Python to explore Oracle. I enclose the Python command prompt log for the usage example further down with only the user, password and host names...
by: Rodrigo Daunaravicius | last post by:
I can't get this configuration working: cx_Oracle 4.0.1 Oracle 8.0.6 Python 2.3.3 Win NT4.0 SP6fc My first shot at the problem was just running the installation thingie pre-built for...
by: hepp | last post by:
Is it possible to run a Python script in Windows without installing Python on your machine first? At my work we are using a mixed environment - some have Solaris workstations and others PC's. I...
by: jrefactors | last post by:
If the C programs have UNIX system calls such as fork(), alarm(), etc.., we should call it UNIX programs, not traditional C programs? We couldn't compile the programs with system calls using VC++...
by: jrefactors | last post by:
when people say unix programmer, does it mean they write programs in unix environment,and those programs are run in unix platform? it is not necessary they are using unix function calls? I heard...
by: Ed Stevens | last post by:
A tale of woe, and a question . . . Last week my boss said to me "we've installed DB2 Connect on this Solaris box. Make it work." Now, I've barely seen DB2 Connect on Windows, having fumbled...
by: ReeseDog | last post by:
I have a AIX backup of DB2 (8.2) and i was told i needed to have a unix OS installed to be able to restore this database. So now i have installed Solaris 10 (x86 hardware). I copied the DB2.tar...
by: Carl K | last post by:
I am trying to use this: http://python.net/crew/atuining/cx_Oracle/html/cx_Oracle.html it is a real module, right? sudo easy_install cx_Oracle did not easy_install cx_Oracle. ...
by: jianzs | last post by:
Introduction Cloud-native applications are conventionally identified as those designed and nurtured on cloud infrastructure. Such applications, rooted in cloud technologies, skillfully benefit from...
by: abbasky | last post by:
### Vandf component communication method one: data sharing ​ Vandf components can achieve data exchange through data sharing, state sharing, events, and other methods. Vandf's data exchange method...
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe meeting will be on Wednesday 7 Feb 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC) and finishing at about 19:30 (7.30PM). In this month's session, the creator of the excellent VBE...
by: fareedcanada | last post by:
Hello I am trying to split number on their count. suppose i have 121314151617 (12cnt) then number should be split like 12,13,14,15,16,17 and if 11314151617 (11cnt) then should be split like...
by: egorbl4 | last post by:
Скачал я git, хотел начать настройку, а там вылезло вот это Что это? Что мне с этим делать? ...
by: MeoLessi9 | last post by:
I have VirtualBox installed on Windows 11 and now I would like to install Kali on a virtual machine. However, on the official website, I see two options: "Installer images" and "Virtual machines"....
by: DolphinDB | last post by:
Tired of spending countless mintues downsampling your data? Look no further! In this article, you’ll learn how to efficiently downsample 6.48 billion high-frequency records to 61 million...
by: Aftab Ahmad | last post by:
Hello Experts! I have written a code in MS Access for a cmd called "WhatsApp Message" to open WhatsApp using that very code but the problem is that it gives a popup message everytime I clicked on...
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe meeting will be on Wednesday 6 Mar 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC) and finishing at about 19:15 (7.15PM). In this month's session, we are pleased to welcome back...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.