Python 2.6 and modules dbi AND odbc

Kev Dwyer kevin.p.dwyer at
Thu Mar 11 19:54:41 CET 2010

On Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:17:29 -0800, robert somerville wrote:

> hi;
>  i am trying to get some legacy python code (which i no nothing about)
> working with tries to import dbi and odbc (the import fails ...) it
> looks like these modules are deprecated ?? if so is there a work around
> , if not deprecated, what am i doing wrong ?? i see no Ubuntu packages
> that look promising ..
Hello Robert,

These modules are distributed as part of the PyWin32 Python for Windows
 extensions, so they need to run on a Windows box.  They'll run fine 
there regardless of the deprecation of dbi (though "import dbi" will 
provide a useful warning message).

Pyodbc is a possible alternative.



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