Installing Oracle Client 10g on FreeBSD

Scott T. Hildreth shildret at
Mon Oct 16 06:56:06 PDT 2006

On Sun, 2006-10-15 at 11:30 +0200, Martin Hudec wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

  Interesting, I have not used the instantclient.  I always have a full 
  Oracle install, since I need the database.  I will try that, 
  DBD::Oracle must not be linking with the

> Martin
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