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Re: Perplexing error message with Oracle 10g Express Edition.

by PodMaster (Abbot)
on Apr 15, 2006 at 05:21 UTC ( #543488=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perplexing error message with Oracle 10g Express Edition.

Did you search?

Which version of perl do you have?

Where did you install the binaries from?

Its a binary compatibility problem. Perl-5.8.x has broken compatibility a couple of times, and whomever created your DBI/Oracle binaries (ppd), did so with a perl which is not compatible with yours.

Offhand, compatibility was broken in 5.8.1, 5.8.7.

The solution is to reinstall a DBI and DBD::Oracle compatible with your version of perl, or upgrade your perl.

update: It appears this incompatibility are due to ActiveState's modifications (ActivePerl build 816).

MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
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Comment on Re: Perplexing error message with Oracle 10g Express Edition.
Re^2: Perplexing error message with Oracle 10g Express Edition.
by DigitalKitty (Parson) on Apr 15, 2006 at 07:28 UTC
    Hi PodMaster.

    I consulted Google but I wasn't able to find anything which solved the problem. My current setup is:

    • WinXP
    • Perl 5.8.7 (ActiveState binary build 813)


    Thanks for the help,

    ~Katie

    *Update: After upgrading to ActivePerl 5.8.8 (Build: 817) and DBI to 1.50, the previous problem has been eliminated.

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