installing cx_Oracle

Rodrigo Daunaravicius rodelrod at
Mon Jun 7 12:14:13 CEST 2004

On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 22:11:06 +0200, David Fraser wrote:

> If you really need to get it working with 8.0.x libraries, you could try 
> converting the call to OCIInitialize() and OCIEnvInit() calls.
> You'll need to replace OCITerminate with OCIHandleFree.
> In my experience these are the two main changes between 8.0.x and 8.1
> You might find some help from the cx_Oracle authors, but the oracle docs 
> are fairly good.

Thanks, David. I successfully replaced the OCIEnvCreate() call, but still
had problems with OCILobCreateTemporary(), OCILobFreeTemporary(),
OCIUserCallbackRegister(), OCIUserCallbackGet(), OCI_UCBTYPE_ENTRY,
OCI_UCBTYPE_EXIT and OCI_UCBTYPE_REPLACE. This amount of patchwork from my
inexperienced hands would be asking for trouble, even if I could get it
An 8i installation, as Aurelio suggested, is unfortunately not an option.
I'm now looking into ADO. I think it can fit the bill for my current
project, though I'd prefer to use the python DB API 2.0.  


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