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Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: Unable to get the locale encoding

Hi ,

If you are getting the above ERROR message while configuring PL/PYTHON module, then please use the below steps to configure in PostgreSQL. We need to use PYTHON 3.2 Version due to some bugs in earlier version.

Step 1
=====
Download Link: http://www.activestate.com/activepython/downloads/thank-you?dl=http://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePython/releases/3.2.2.3/ActivePython-3.2.2.3-linux-x86.tar.gz"

Step 2
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-bash-4.1$ export PYTHONPATH=/opt/ActivePython-3.2/bin:$PATH
-bash-4.1$ export PYTHONHOME=/opt/ActivePython-3.2/
-bash-4.1$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/ActivePython-3.2/lib/

Step 3
=====

-bash-4.1$ ./pg_ctl -D ../data/ stop -mf
waiting for server to shut down.... done
server stopped

-bash-4.1$ ./pg_ctl -D ../data/ start
server starting

Step 4
=====

-bash-4.1$ ./psql -p 5434 postgres

Password:
psql.bin (9.1.4)
Type "help" for help.
postgres=# CREATE LANGUAGE plpython3u;
CREATE LANGUAGE
postgres=#

Step 5
=====

postgres=#     CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION pymax (a integer, b integer) RETURNS integer AS
    $$
        if a > b:
          return a
        return b
    $$ LANGUAGE plpython3u;
CREATE FUNCTION

postgres=# SELECT pymax(3,4);
 pymax
-------
     4
(1 row)

--Dinesh



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