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I've successfully installed the DBI and DBD::Oracle Perl modules, but I've noticed that I can't "use DBD::Oracle;" unless my LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set in my environment before I call the Perl program that attempts to use DBD::Oracle...

# ========================================== BEGIN { $ENV{'ORACLE_HOME'} = '/my/oracle_home'; $ENV{'LD_LIBRARY_PATH'} = '/my/oracle_home/lib'; } use strict; use warnings; use DBI; use DBD::Oracle; print "Hello world!\n"; # ==========================================


# ========================================== Can't load '/usr/perl5/5.16.2/lib/site_perl/5.16.2/sun4-solaris/auto/D +BD/Oracle/' for module DBD::Oracle: perl: fatal: li open failed: No such file or directory at /usr/perl5 +/5.16.2/lib/5.16.2/sun4-solaris/ line 190. at ./ line 15. Compilation failed in require at ./ line 8. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./ line 8. # ==========================================

... if LD_LIBRARY_PATH is NOT set in my environment first. However, if I *do* set LD_LIBRARY_PATH in the environment, the above code works fine.

Obviously I could make a wrapper script that sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH before invoking my above program, but I'd like to make my program as compact and self-reliant as possible (i.e. no wrapper script).

Is there anything I can do to be able to invoke DBD::Oracle without having to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH first in the environment?

---- MY STATS ----
OS: Solaris 10
Perl: 5.16
Oracle: Instant Client


In reply to Can't use DBD::Oracle if LD_LIBRARY_PATH Not Set In Environment by garybiscuit

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