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OT: on which OSes Perl is in base install?

by astroboy (Chaplain)
on Mar 01, 2004 at 10:51 UTC ( #332852=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to on which OSes Perl is in base install?

Not an OS, but a database: Oracle comes with Perl. Potential problems if you never realised this - following a DB install, you suddenly find your Perl code stops working as their Perl appears earlier in your PATH and you weren't expecting another Perl to suddenly appear.

I find their Perl next to useless. On Win2k it's not compatible with ppm, and chances are they used a completely different compiler to the one you use on Unix (particularly if you don't have the vendor's compiler and use gcc instead)

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Re: OT: on which OSes Perl is in base install?
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Mar 01, 2004 at 15:48 UTC
    Rational ClearCase also has its own version of Perl. It seems to be pretty crippled as well, but at least it's named ccperl so you don't have executable name conflicts.
Re: OT: on which OSes Perl is in base install?
by aquarium (Curate) on Mar 02, 2004 at 12:28 UTC
    which version of oracle are you talking about?? i installed v8 on winXP and it certainly doesn't have perl...only JAVA.

      I first noticed this after upgrading from 8.0 to 8i - so I assume that this was the version that introduced it (the version that Oracle started bundling Apache with the database and their mod_plsql module):

      $ORACLE_HOME/Apache/perl/bin/perl

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