Source installation

To compile MonetDBe-Python from source, you need to have MonetDB installed. Download the latest MonetDB, or compile from source. Make sure you compile with the rights flags, for example have INT128 support disable:

$ hg clone hg://
$ cd MonetDB
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ make install

Don’t forget to replace <monetdb_prefix> with where you want to have MonetDB installed, for example /opt/monetdb.

Now obtain the MonetDBe-Python source code from github:

$ git clone
$ cd MonetDBe-Python
$ pip install .

If MonetDB is not installed in the default search paths (like /usr/local), you need to set some CFLAGS environment variables to have pip find MonetDB:

$ CFLAGS="-I<monetdb_prefix>/include/ -L<monetdb_prefix>/lib/monetdb" pip install .

If you set the library CFLAGS at compile time you probably also need to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH runtime:

$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=-L<monetdb_prefix>/lib/monetdb