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Problem building DBD::Oracle

by jbanafato (Initiate)
on Jul 23, 2003 at 17:26 UTC ( #277265=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

jbanafato has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'd like to connect to an Oracle datasource, however the DBD::Oracle documentation is leading me to believe that I must have Oracle installed locally to build DBD::Oracle. I need to access data from a remote HP-UX Oracle system. Can somebody please enlighten me? Thanks a lot... -Joe

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Re: Problem building DBD::Oracle
by vroom (Pope) on Jul 23, 2003 at 18:35 UTC
    You'll need the Oracle client (or at least parts of it)/ installed on the machine you're trying to install DBD::Oracle on. Note this is not the database itself. I'm not sure if you can d/l the client on Oracles site or not.
Re: Problem building DBD::Oracle
by talexb (Canon) on Jul 23, 2003 at 18:56 UTC

    If you are able to start up an interactive session with Oracle, that should give you the information you need to access Oracle through DBD. Conversely, if you are unable to get an interactive session going, there's no way DBD is going to be able to get to Oracle.

    My experience is with MySQL and PostgreSQL on Linux -- that's the only configuration I can help you with. Good luck!

    --t. alex
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