Installing Oracle Client 10g on FreeBSD

Martin Hudec corwin at
Sun Oct 15 02:31:02 PDT 2006


Scott T. Hildreth wrote:
>    He can't, DBD::Oracle uses oci underneath so he needs the Oracle client to get the shared 
>    libraries.   Mike you also need to compile or install a linux perl and then install DBI & DBD::Oracle
>    with the linux perl.  You could use DBD::Proxy instead of installing DBD::Oracle.  It installed
>     with DBI.  Type 'perldoc DBD::Proxy' to see the docs.  If you need help, you can email me 
>    or join the dbi-users at

Not fully correct - when I wanted to use DBD::Oracle, I did not need to 
install linux-perl - just instantclient (linux compatibility enabled) as 
Martinko mentioned. And it worked. And DBD::Oracle has been used with 
native perl.


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