[Tutor] How best to connect to Oracle databases under Linux

Robert, Andrew ARobert at MFS.com
Mon Nov 29 16:47:32 CET 2004

Hi Everyone,

In an effort to learn Python better as well as tie it in to my everyday
work, I would like to find a suitable Python module for Oracle v9
databases that works under both Linux and AIX.

The cx_Oracle module has a Windows installer that works well but the
RPM's available are only for RH9.

I tried building a new rpm for Fedora Core 3 but ran into problems with
the SPEC file and the setup.py included in the source.

The SPEC file is hard-coded to reference Python v2.2 and the setup.py
file does not have code in place to handle a sys.platform value of

Does anyone know of a good alternate I might be able to use?

Thank you,
Andrew Robert
Systems Architect
Information Technology 
Massachusetts Financial Services
Phone:  617-954-5882
Pager:   781-764-7321
E-mail:  arobert at mfs.com
Linux User Number: #201204

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