Can One Query an Oracle 10 Data Base under FreeBSD?

Tyson Boellstorff perlcat at
Wed Jun 3 18:40:47 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 02 June 2009 17:07:57 Gary Gatten wrote:
> Surely there's a native Oracle SQL or ODBC client in the ports
> collection.  Have you checked there?

I believe OP is looking for assurances that the oracle 7 and 8 clients listed 
in ports/databases would work. If he just needs a connection and to run ANSI 
SQL, it would work just as fine or maybe a little better than ODBC. The 
problem is that some things are not supported in the 7/8 clients that he may 
want. In that case, he should be looking at running the linux-based clients 
for more direct supportability from Oracle.

IMO, it is a case of using the wrong tool if optimal performance is a 
requirement. There are plenty of up-to-the-minute databases and clients for 
FreeBSD that are not Oracle. Otherwise, the older versions are just fine, and 
I haven't had any truly serious performance problems. ymmv.

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