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Re^9: Possible to mimic an Oracle install?

by marto (Chancellor)
on Jan 23, 2013 at 16:27 UTC ( #1014951=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^8: Possible to mimic an Oracle install?
in thread Possible to mimic an Oracle install?

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.


Comment on Re^9: Possible to mimic an Oracle install?
Re^10: Possible to mimic an Oracle install?
by thmsdrew (Scribe) on Jan 23, 2013 at 17:51 UTC

    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.

        What would these other solutions be if you wouldn't mind?

        EDIT: Also, I'm not actually going to be deploying this, so maybe packaging isn't out of the question. It's just being used for testing to verify files generated by our system against the database.

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