Compiling cx_Oracle and LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Sat Jan 21 23:22:49 CET 2006


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Brian Cole wrote:
> I can compile and install cx_Oracle fine by following the manta:
> export ORACLE_HOME=...
> python setup.py install
> export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> python
> 
>>>>import cx_Oracle
> 
> 
> My issue is the LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Is there a way to compile cx_Oracle,
> or any Python extension for that matter so that it's not required to
> set LD_LIBRARY_PATH? Is there a way I can make distutils do this for
> me?

Set runtime_library_dirs to a list of library directories you want to
search at runtime in your setup.py.

Check
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/pypgsql/pypgsql/setup.py?rev=1.25&view=auto
for an example.

HTH,

- -- Gerhard
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