OCI support in PHP is dead

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Thu Jul 14 09:43:47 UTC 2011

On 14/07/2011 07:16, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> The databases/php5-oci8 port exists no more, and databases/php52-oci8
> is marked as vulnerable.

Oracle 8 is pretty obsolete now.  Now, the only options for getting more
up to date support are

   -- persuading Oracle to release eg. an Oracle Instant Client package
      for FreeBSD

   -- somehow being able to use the Linux client software under

I've no idea what Oracle's response to the first option would be, but I
suspect their response might well be that they won't get enough return
to justify the cost of producing a FreeBSD native client.

The second option looks pretty difficult to me -- making a PHP shared
object that links to a Linux shlib but that is itself linked into
various PHP applications.

The future looks Postgresql shaped to me.



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