Thanks for the sane reply. I've now implemented something similar. What was puzzling me was that on version of Client worked without these shenanigans. My feeling now is that is could be a change within the Oracle software rather than the Perl side of things so that, as compiled, Perl can see the library it calls but that library can't see its dependencies.
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