I have a suite of utilities which work in a shell environment but fail when running as a cgi
To add a bit more detail I am using DBD::Oracle v1.16, on a RH enterprise host running apache, writing cgis via CGI::Safe, connecting to a Solaris 8 host running Oracle 9.x (not sure here, and I am not sure it matters)
The code runs just dandy from the command line, but when executing as a CGI I get the following error
"DBI connect('apdtest','pwh',...) failed: ERROR OCIEnvNlsCreate (check ORACLE_HOME and NLS settings etc.) at blah blah blah"
No problem, lets set ORACLE_HOME and LD_LIBRARY_PATH.. No dice
Ok, lets read the POD.. Ok these NLS_LANG and NLS_NCHAR variables might need to be set as well... Nope that didn't work
Hrm... There is this ORACLE_SID, which I think is my creds.. tweak tweak tweak.. still no dice, not sure where to read up on this
Off to see the monks and supersearch it.
Bingo I hit on Oracle DBD problems with mod_perl and Oracle database connection (sorry haven't been here in awhile and forgot how to link direct), but I have already covered those routes. Additionally I have attempted setting these variables in a BEGIN block as well as main.
I am getting a touch deperate at this point and look forward to some guidance on what my issues may be
Update: Problem solved. It was a permission issue on the root directory oracle was installed to. The executing user didn't have sufficient permission to access the ORACLE files.
Everyone should spend some time pounding nails with their forehead for a while before they graduate to complicated stuff like hammers. - Dominus
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