Re: Oracle 11g Client -- Adding CPAN modules to Oracle PERL distribution?

From: Fuad Arshad <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:56:16 -0800 (PST)
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We've typically shied away from using perl embedded in the Oracle install for upgrade and patching reason.
As you switch homes you will have ot ensure that all your applications now have ot be certified . Havign perl outside of the install ensure that apps and db software are treated seperately
  • Original Message ---- From: "Vordos, Suzy" <> To: "" <> Sent: Wed, January 12, 2011 12:46:30 PM Subject: Oracle 11g Client -- Adding CPAN modules to Oracle PERL distribution?

Linux RedHat5 & Oracle 11g client

We have applications that interface to Oracle using the standard PERL/DBI interface. Since the Oracle 11g Client includes PERL/DBI we would like to take advantage of it. However, our software also uses other CPAN modules which are not included in the Oracle PERL distribution.

Is applying other CPAN modules to the Oracle 11g client software distribution acceptable practice? If so, how would we compile modules which include C-based source. Apparently the Oracle PERL software is compiled with the "icc" compiler which we do not have.

Just wondering how others take advantage of the Oracle PERL distribution but also include other CPAN modules.

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