Written while working on a 64bit Debian 7.1.0 Installation with 64bit Python for an Oracle 11g database
This is by far one of the most annoying things i have had to do in the past few months, but like all programming related problems, once you crack it, it doesn’t seem so hard anymore. Though i do wish Oracle tried just a bit to make the process easier for developers.
Anyhow here’s my Step by Step on installing cx_Oracle
- Install Python if not installed taking note of whether it is 32bit or 64bit.
NOTE: To find out if your Python installation is 32bit or 64bit, in the shell, enter the command python -c ‘import struct; print(8 * struct.calcsize(“P”))‘
- Install package python-dev
- Install package unzip
- Install package libaio1
- Download the Python driver for cx_Oracle from here taking care to select the appropriate package matching your system installation of Python(32bit or 63bit) and…
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