mxDateTime on Mac: Fatal Python Error

M.-A. Lemburg mal at
Mon Mar 7 23:51:20 CET 2005

contact at wrote:
> I'm trying to get mxDateTime working on a Mac so that I can use pyscopg
> and cx_Oracle. The Egenix base package builds and installs quite
> happily, but then when I try to import it I get
>>>import mx.DateTime
> Fatal Python error: Interpreter not initialized (version mismatch?)
> Abort
> ... any ideas?

Messages like these are usually the result of a version mismatch
between the Python interpreter and the .so file of the extensions.

Make sure you build the package using the same Python interpreter
you will later use it with.

> Environment:
> OS X 10.3.8
> sys.version: '2.3 (#1, Sep 13 2003, 00:49:11) \n[GCC 3.3 20030304
> (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1495)]'
> egenix-mx-base-2.0.6

Hmm, this might also be some weird Mac OS issue. While we currently
don't support Macs directly, we do welcome suggestions to make them
work on your favorite platform.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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