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Re^2: What are DBD::Oracle's dependencies (on Linux)?

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Oct 01, 2004 at 18:40 UTC ( #395697=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: What are DBD::Oracle's dependencies (on Linux)?
in thread What are DBD::Oracle's dependencies (on Linux)?

You still need to install, at the least, the client software so that DBD::Oracle can link against it. Most of the DBD::*s are just layers over the client libraries. Most are written in XS, for that very reason.

This, incidentally, is why most DBI work on Windows tends to use ODBC, because ActiveState has DBD::ODBC already compiled and most RDBMSes will talk in ODBC.

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