[Tutor] Paradox database files

Victor Bouffier apple_py at biz-experts.net
Tue Mar 8 17:06:50 CET 2005

Hi all,
I know this is OT from Python, but does anybody know how to fix my 
library issues. I get some awkward dependencies issues from these pylib 

# rpm -Uvh pxlib-0.4.3-1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        libbz2.so.1.0 is needed by pxlib-0.4.3-1.i386

but when I look into my libraries I find the necessary ones under /usr/lib:

# ll /usr/lib/libbz2*
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 67594 Jun 15  2004 /usr/lib/libbz2.a
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    11 Feb  6 11:02 /usr/lib/libbz2.so -> libbz2.so.1
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    15 Feb  6 10:10 /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1 -> 
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    24 Mar  8 09:41 /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0 -> 
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 71724 Jun 15  2004 /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0.2

I created the second-to-last symlink with no success. I also added 
'/usr/lib' to /etc/ld.so.conf as suggested in a newsgroup.

I've got a Fedora Core3 with both apt and yum installed, and both tell 
me I've got the latest libraries (bzip2-libs). If you believe I should 
post my question elsewhere, please let me know.

apple_py wrote:

>-------Original Message-------
>>From: "Danny Yoo" <dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu>
>>Subject: Re: [Tutor] Paradox database files
>>Sent: 08 Mar 2005 01:51:35
>> On Mon, 7 Mar 2005, Victor Bouffier wrote:
>> > Does anybody know of a Python module to read from Paradox database
>> > files? I don't need to write back to the files. These files are being
>> > exported using a proprietary application and I need to parse them to
>> > extract transaction information.
>> Hi Victor,
>> You might be interested in 'pxview':
>>     http://pxlib.sourceforge.net/pxview.html
>> which can extract CSV-formatted files out of Paradox Database files.  Once
>> you have your data in CSV format, then Python's "csv" module can come into
>> play:
>>     http://www.python.org/doc/lib/module-csv.html
>> Alternatively, you might be able to use the pxlib Python bindings
>> directly.  According to:
>>     http://pxlib.sourceforge.net/documentation.php?manpage=pxlib
>> a Python binding exists somewhere out there, though I haven't been able to
>> find it yet... ok, found it, but it appears you might need to check it out
>> of CVS:
>>     http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/pxlib/bindings/
>> so this might not be as easy to use right out of the box.
>-------Original Message-------
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Victor Bouffier
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