On Tue, 2006-10-10 at 17:09 -0500, Damian Wiest wrote: > On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 10:59:34PM +0200, martinko wrote: > > Mike Friedman wrote: > > > I'm running FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE and I want to run a current Oracle > > > client-only with encryption support. > > > > > > First, I installed the Oracle client port, which represents Oracle 7. > > > But my database support person tells me that's quite old and, in fact, > > > he couldn't be sure it would work (especially the encryption part) with > > > the Oracle database I'd be using (which he helps support). And I was > > > getting some strange symptoms when I tested it. > > > > > > So, he recommended that I download the Oracle 10g Client for Linux. > > > Since my FreeBSD system is configured for Linux compatibility, I'm > > > hoping this will work. However, I can't even get the Installer to > > > complete! It keeps telling me that I may not have enough space in my > > > root partition, even though I'm not trying to install into the root > > > partition. (The partition in which I'm installing has lots of space). > > > > > > In addition, I should say that the machine on which this Oracle client > > > will be installed is not running X Windows. This means I can't use the > > > installation menus, so I've been running the Installation tool with a > > > 'response file'. The response file, however, doesn't have much > > > flexibility. In particular, when I'm told I may not have enough space, > > > it asks me if I want to continue, but there's no way for me to reply > > > 'yes' from the response file. > > > > > > In any case, based on the installation logs, it really looks like the > > > Installation tool is looking at the root partition for how much space is > > > available. > > > > > > I've found in the FreeBSD handbook an article on installing Oracle 8.0. > > > But it appears that there have been changes with 10g. Also, those > > > instructions seem to assume a server install, so they talk about setting > > > some shared memory values and other things that may not apply to me > > > anyway. > > > > > > Do I have any other options? I don't want to install the full Oracle > > > package (client and server), just the client, so that I can write some > > > perl scripts to query a remote Oracle database. > > > > > > Any suggestions? > > > > > > Thanks. > > > > > > Mike > > > > > > > Mike, have you considered linux-oracle-instantclient-* ports ? > > If all you want to do is use Perl to access the database, then why are > you bothering with Oracle's client software? Just use the CPAN module > to build and install DBD::Oracle.
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 [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Just curious, but how were you able to perform a silent install wihout > a frame buffer? I ran into this problem installing Oracle 9i, but used > xvfb as a workaround. > > -Damian > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-database > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -- Scott T. Hildreth <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"