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Re^8: Possible to mimic an Oracle install?

by thmsdrew (Scribe)
on Jan 23, 2013 at 16:05 UTC ( #1014939=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^7: Possible to mimic an Oracle install?
in thread Possible to mimic an Oracle install?

I appreciate your first response, because I needed the clarification.

Your hostility in "You're telling me this why?" is what prompted my nitpicking. God forbid I respond to your clarification with further clarification. My question hadn't (and still hasn't) really been answered yet, so I was reiterating the fact that it is indeed the client running the script. It was an attempt to acknowledge your answer and effectively say, "okay, I understand and here's why".

If we want to nitpick, though, "I'm already well aware" is referring to being well aware that I need libraries to run this script. "I assume" is referring to assuming that I am running into this issue because Oracle isn't installed on the client. They aren't contrary to each other because they're statements about separate topics.


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Re^9: Possible to mimic an Oracle install?
by marto (Bishop) on Jan 23, 2013 at 16:27 UTC

    There was no hostility in my writing, you read that into it yourself. You reiterated for no reason, and now again in this post you throw the term "client" into the mix. Which client, the Oracle client, the person who pays you to write software? You're confused by someones use of terminology ("system") without context yet you repeatedly do the same. For the record I know what you're trying to say (no need to reiterate, again), you're just not saying it very well. To some extent I know what I mean. Why don't you? (and How do I post a question effectively?) would be worth reading.

    'It was an attempt to acknowledge your answer and effectively say, "okay, I understand and here's why".'

    So you can explain it sensibly now but not then?

    '"I'm already well aware" is referring to being well aware that I need libraries to run this script. "I assume" is referring to assuming that I am running into this issue because Oracle isn't installed on the client.'

    if you are "well aware that I need libraries to run this script" you also know that running the same script else where will require these libraries, so "assuming that I am running into this issue because Oracle isn't installed on the client". This is exactly the same thing. My statement was that if you're "well aware" you wouldn't be making assumptions.

    Consider packaging your script and all it's dependencies before deploying to the client. pp. Again, some thought (and reading of How do I post a question effectively?) would probably have lead to a better initial question, something along the lines of:

    "I have a script which uses DBD::Oracle to connect to a database and do some work, how can I deploy this on clients without having to install X,Y,Z on each target machine?"

    Since mimicking an Oracle client installation won't make something which relies on an actual Oracle client work.

    Update: You'd need to check the Oracle license agreement regarding redistributing parts of their client.

      So what you're saying is that I misunderstood the context of your question? I know there can be hostility baked into a response like yours. You say that isn't the case however. Of course, you knew what you mean, so why didn't I?

      "Which client, the Oracle client, the person who pays you to write software?"

      The client I've referenced in my posts has always been the client that I defined in my initial post: "...a client to connect to an Oracle database separate from the client."

      ...

      Anyhoo, thank you for answering my question. I think my solution is going to be to install Perl on the server, and run the scripts over there since I can't install Oracle on the client side. There's a limited version of Perl installed right now, and it doesn't include all of the base modules, but it's easier, given my limitations, to do that instead of installing Oracle on the client. Licensing is the entire reason I'm in this predicament in the first place, so I'd like to avoid problems with it. :-P

        "So what you're saying is that I misunderstood the context of your question? I know there can be hostility baked into a response like yours. You say that isn't the case however."

        Nope.

        "Of course, you knew what you mean, so why didn't I?"

        Actually, you still seem confused.

        "I think my solution is going to be to.."

        There are other solutions to this problem, but since you seem to lack context (see links in previous posts) or the understanding that mimicking something isn't the same thing as actually having access to something I'll leave you to your current work around.

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