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DBD-Oracle for ActiveState Perl 5.8

by hagen (Friar)
on Sep 23, 2003 at 00:30 UTC ( #293341=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

My fellow Monks

SuperSearch has turned up 250327 as the latest and not very satisfying information about DBD-Oracle for Win32 Perl 5.8

Has there been any advance on this?

I've taken a look at brother crazyinsomniac's site at and he has compiled modules for Sybase and others - but no Oracle DBD - should I make a request to him to compile one, or have other Monks been able to overcome the problem in another manner?

Thanks for any advice


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Re: DBD-Oracle for ActiveState Perl 5.8
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 23, 2003 at 00:36 UTC

    Three possible solutions:

    1. Jeff Urlwin's ppm repository
    2. Randy Kobe's ppm repository
    3. Just use DBD::ODBC instead

      Alllll Riiiiight!!!

      Thank you, AnonyMonk! - and Jeff Urlwin. I snaffled both DBD-Oracle-1.13-5.8.tar.gz and DBD-ODBC-1.06-5.8.tar.gz just to be sure.

      I checked out Randy Kobe's site too, but he seems to have only the ODBC driver.

      I had considered using ODBC, but all my (known) repositories came up blank for that too.

      I will now ppm repository add Jeff so's not to forget.

      Once again, instant gratification from Perl Monks. Thanks all.


Re: DBD-Oracle for ActiveState Perl 5.8
by Steve_p (Priest) on Sep 23, 2003 at 01:38 UTC
    Another option is to download the .NET SDK. You can then install DBD::Oracle using CPAN.
      Hi! Can you expand on this option? I have the .NET SDK, but I keep on running into errors where it can't find include files (such as windows.h), and I have to add all kinds of things to my path. I'm trying to get a more recent version of DBD::Oracle to work with ActiveState build 635 so that I can use "INSERT ... VALUES ... RETURNING" statements...

        When I wrote this, I had Visual Studio installed. To work with the .NET SDK only, you also need to install the "Platform SDK". A quick Google search finds the Platform SDK at . The Microsoft site, of course, is picky about using IE, so use it to access this site.

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