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(jptxs) Re: DB connection sharing w/o DBI?

by jptxs (Curate)
on Nov 03, 2001 at 23:44 UTC ( #123068=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Sorry about that. Been a while since I posted and I forgot my manners =]

This would need to work on most *NIX flavors and it would always be connecting to Oracle. Took a stroll through CPAN before posting and seems all the modules to access Oracle involve some binary of some pure perl that I saw.

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Re: (jptxs) Re: DB connection sharing w/o DBI?
by Fastolfe (Vicar) on Nov 04, 2001 at 01:14 UTC
    To my knowledge there is no pure-Perl implentation of Oracle's network protocols. DBD::Oracle makes use of a locally-installed Oracle client library (which I suspect probably carries licensing issues) to do the actual work.

    You may have some luck getting ODBC to work. I believe there are some freely available ODBC implementations out there, though I don't know if any of those are pure-Perl either.

    You say you've gone through the process of trying to install non-Perl components (I'm assuming modules that are implemented at least partially in C) and have failed. I'm not sure that it's going to be easier for you to find an all-Perl solution this or if you just need to bite the bullet and solve whatever fundamental problem that exists with your system that is making it difficult for you to install C-based Perl modules.

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