Can One Query an Oracle 10 Data Base under FreeBSD?

Michael L. Squires mikes at
Tue Jun 2 23:06:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2 Jun 2009, Gary Gatten wrote:

> Surely there's a native Oracle SQL or ODBC client in the ports
> collection.  Have you checked there?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Martin
> McCormick
> Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 4:59 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Can One Query an Oracle 10 Data Base under FreeBSD?
> The Subject is most of the question. We will need to query an
> Oracle 10 data base and manipulate data. Is this presently
> possible under FreeBSD?
> 	Thank you.
> Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK
> Systems Engineer
> OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group

There is a port of the Oracle instant client which runs under Linux
emulation in /usr/ports/databases/linux-oracle-instantclient-<basic,sdk,sqlplus>

This appears to use the Oracle Linux instant client.

I used them some time ago to query an Oracle 10g server, but I didn't test 
them extensively.

There are also what appear to be older native clients from the Oracle 7 and 8
days, including an Oracle ODBC client.

A search of the freebsd-databases mailing list might turn up something.

I've been peeking at Talend's Open Studio which appears to be a very powerful
tool for working with databases, including Oracle.  This may be trying to
shoot a mouse with a 155mm self-propelled gun, however.  Talend is open source
and there are Linux binaries which may run under FreeBSD Linux emulation.

Mike Squires

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