[Setup] SQLAlchemy (how to install)

ajung lists at zopyx.com
Wed Sep 26 10:10:44 UTC 2012

As with all other external dependencies: add the package to the eggs option
of your buildout.cfg.
That's the way to go. Tinkering with buildout *and* easy_install does not
make any sense in the
context of Zope and Plone.


barnsey123 wrote
> I've done a lot of googling and have read some of the sqlalchemy docs but
> I'm a bit lost.
> I've performed "easy_install SQLAlchemy" on my Debian box but it has
> installed it in my "normal" python (2.6) rather than Plone's own Python
> 2.7 installation (obvious I suppose).
> It installed an egg in the 2.6 directory but not sure where to go from
> here...I'm guessing that the 2.6egg might not work 100% with python 2.7.
> Installed 
> /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/SQLAlchemy-0.7.8-py2.6.egg
> I'm hoping to be able to connect to various databases from Plone but not
> really sure where to start. SQLAlchemy seemed a good bet but it's tough
> working out what to do...
> Searching on "download and extend" on plone.org for "databasey" entries
> doesn't mention SQLAlchemy at all.  (not for 4.x anyway)
> So, the question is/are:
> 1. How do I install SQLAlchemy so that it is visible by Plone 4.2?
> 2. Er...
> 3. That's it.
> All help gratefully recieved.
> Barnsey

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