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Binaries

Prisma Client Python interfaces with Prisma by downloading and running Rust and Node binaries. The source code for the Rust Binaries can be found here.

Manual Compilation

Prisma Client Python should automatically download the correct binaries for your platform, however not all platforms / architectures are supported, in this case it is possible to build the binaries yourself by following the steps outlined below.

  • Clone the prisma-engines repository at the current version that the python client supports:
git clone https://github.com/prisma/prisma-engines --branch=5.11.0
  • Build the binaries following the steps found here
  • Make sure all 4 binaries are executable using chmod +x <binary path>
  • Set the following environment variables:
PRISMA_QUERY_ENGINE_BINARY=/path/to/query-engine
PRISMA_MIGRATION_ENGINE_BINARY=/path/to/migration-engine
PRISMA_INTROSPECTION_ENGINE_BINARY=/path/to/introspection-engine
PRISMA_FMT_BINARY=/path/to/prisma-fmt