Re: [gnome-db] Oracle 9 support

On Wed, 2003-02-19 at 02:29, Steve Fosdick wrote:
> On 18 Feb 2003 15:13:16 +0100
> Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> wrote:
> > what we need are 2 things:
> > 
> > * a way to detect the oracle version installed in our configure script
> As I said in my reply to Thomas, the .a libraries have the version
> number in the library name.  We can use this to our advantage by looking
> for a library known to be in common between version 8 and 9 and see
> which number it has in the filename.
> I did a quick look round and found that there are many libraries common
> to both versions.  Of that list libclient and libcore look like they
> might be good candidates.
> So, we look in $ORACLE_HOME/lib and if we find libclient8.a we use the
> version 8 library list and if we find libclient9.a we use the version 9
> list.
> > * a list of oracle9 needed libraries, so that, depending on the
> > version detected, it will use one or the other set.
> I will need to experiment with this.  At the moment I only have
> Oracle 8i (8.1.7 and 8.1.6) and 9i (9.2.0) for testing so if anyone has
> 8.0 or 9.0 or 9.1 installed it may be useful to double check with those.
> The other possibility is to use the shared oracle client library instead
> of the archive libraries we currently use.  This is simplly called
> on both 8i and 9i and is also found in $ORACLE_HOME/lib
oh, linking against that one would make the trick?

> Is there are reason why we don't use the shared library?
no reason AFAIK, so if linking against is all we need,
please change it to do so.


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