At the time of this writing, there is no Windows installer package for Oracle9i/Python 2.7 but compiling it yourself is pretty easy but it won’t compile correctly out of the box (At least it didn’t for me).
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The problem I ran into was that the newer version of GCC no longer supports the "-mno-cygwin" compiler directive.
Before running the standard “python setup.py” you’ll need to open and edit the file "cygwincompiler.py" which is located in PYTHONHOMELibdistutils
NoteTo be safe, you should either backup the "cygwincompiler.py" file or just copy the block of code and comment out the original.
Around line 322, you should see the block of code below…
self.set_executables(compiler='gcc -mno-cygwin -O -Wall', compiler_so='gcc -mno-cygwin -mdll -O -Wall', compiler_cxx='g++ -mno-cygwin -O -Wall', linker_exe='gcc -mno-cygwin', linker_so='%s -mno-cygwin %s %s' % (self.linker_dll, shared_option, entry_point))
You’ll need to remove the references to the "-mno-cygwin" directive
self.set_executables(compiler='gcc -O -Wall', compiler_so='gcc -mdll -O -Wall', compiler_cxx='g++ -O -Wall', linker_exe='gcc', linker_so='%s %s %s' % (self.linker_dll, shared_option, entry_point))
Now run "python setup.py build"
Now run "python setup.py install"
HTH – ASDCore