Installing DBD-Oracle in 64-bit Vista

Posted by cragan on 2009-06-29 13:40
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows x64

I need to use DBD-Oracle. In my 32 bit version on Windows 2003, it appears in ppm. With the 64-bit version on Vista it doesn't appear. I added the 64-bit ActiveState Windows repository to ppm, but I still can't see this Oracle module. I am very junior at using this environment. Is there a way to get DBD-Oracle installed in my 64-bit environment? Do I just need to download the latest version from CPAN and put the in the DBD directory under the site\lib?

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

ActiveState Staff
Tue, 2009-07-14 14:27

You will need a system which already has a running Oracle client.

Then you will need a make tool and a compatible compiler, such as MinGW, for Windows 64.

Then you can run the core perl "cpan" script to download and install DBD-Oracle.

That's the 30,000 ft view. Each of those simple steps can be quite hard to get past. DBD-Oracle has a reputation for being difficult.

sitdre | Tue, 2009-09-08 13:24

did it work ??