OK, so two things need to happen just right for OIIO to do OCIO color operations:
* OCIO needs to be present at the time that the OIIO tools are *built* (otherwise you'll see the message about "OpenColorIO DISABLED").
* An OCIO configuration needs to be found at runtime, otherwise it won't know about any color spaces.
You probably need to set the "OCIO" environment variable to point to the config.ocio file.
If you can find a fairly recent OIIO build, then "oiiotool --help" has the nice property of telling you at the bottom all of the known OCIO color spaces and displays. That can really help you take inventory of what's in the config it's finding (if any).