cx_Oracle-5.0 Problem

Brandon Taylor btaylordesign at
Thu Feb 12 16:13:58 CET 2009

Hello everyone,

I'm Brandon Taylor, senior web developer with the University of Texas
at Austin. We're using Python 2.6.1 and having a lot of difficulty
getting the cx_Oracle-5.0 library to install on one of our MacBooks
running OS X 10.5.6.

We can get cx_Oracle to compile, but after running install
and trying to import the library, we are getting an error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: dlopen(/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/
lib/python2.6/site-packages/, 2): Symbol not found:
  Referenced from: /Users/mas80/Library/Oracle/instantclient_10_2/
  Expected in: flat namespace

Can anyone shed some light on how we can solve this issue? It's a show
stopper for us of we can not connect to Oracle from Python.

Kind regards,
Brandon Taylor

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