[Tutor] cx_Oracle Installation on windows

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 12 15:57:27 EDT 2016

On 12/07/16 04:56, srini s wrote:
> Hi,
> While installation process, getting the below issue. Please suggest me.
> Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10C:\Python34\Scripts>pip install cx_Oracle
> Collecting cx_Oracle
>   Using cached cx_Oracle-5.2.1.tar.gz
>     Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info:
>     Traceback (most recent call last):
>       File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
>       File "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\pip-build-tuf94dnb\cx-Oracle\setup.py", line 170, in <module>
>         raise DistutilsSetupError("cannot locate an Oracle software " \
>     distutils.errors.DistutilsSetupError: cannot locate an Oracle software installation

The obvious question is do you have an Oracle database installed?
Can you, for example, run SQLplus from the command line?

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