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 Oracle.pm in the DBD directory under the site\lib?

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

grahams
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.
http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.10/faq/ActivePerl-faq2.html#CPA...

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 ??