Error installing cx_Oracle

James Mills prologic at
Thu Sep 23 04:55:07 CEST 2010

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 9:35 PM, AMC <arunmohan.c at> wrote:
> Hi,
> >From last months I am using Python for making small but useful tools
> for my team members. I am doing my development in windows machine and
> running the program in Solaris machine where Python 2.6.2 is
> installed.
> In one of my program file I had to use the module "cx_Oracle".For that
> I have installed the module in my windows machine and done the
> programming. But the finished program does not run in Solaris machine,
> may be because "cx_Oracle" was not installed there.Following is the
> error shown.
> root at access1:/home/amohan/python/work/broadcast_report/bin$ ./
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "./", line 3, in <module>
>    import cx_Oracle
> ImportError: isapython2.6: fatal: /opt/webstack/python/lib/
> python2.6/site-packages/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
> root at access1:/home/amohan/python/work/broadcast_report/bin$
> I tried installing "cx_Oracle" with easy_install utility (I am not
> strong in Solaris). While installing I am getting some error as shown
> below.
> root at access1:/$ easy_install cx_Oracle
> Searching for cx-Oracle
> Reading
> Reading
> Reading
> Best match: cx-Oracle 5.0.4
> Downloading
> Processing cx_Oracle-5.0.4.tar.gz
> Running cx_Oracle-5.0.4/ -q bdist_egg --dist-dir /tmp/
> easy_install-FkDQn5/cx_Oracle-5.0.4/egg-dist-tmp-Ogg94s
> "SessionPool.c", line 200: warning: integer overflow detected: op "<<"
> ld: fatal: library -lpython2.6: not found
> ld: fatal: File processing errors. No output written to build/
> lib.solaris-2.10-i86pc-2.6-10g/
> error: Setup script exited with error: command '/opt/webstack/python/
> lib/python2.6/pycc' failed with exit status 1
> root at access1:/$
> I have searched for a solution everywhere and tried many things but
> didn't work. Can somebody help me in this?

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