[DB-SIG] DCOracle on HP-UX 11.00 using Oracle 8.1.5

Christopher Petrilli petrilli@amber.org
Wed, 19 Apr 2000 10:55:08 -0400

Jēkabs Andrušaitis [j.andrusaitis@konts.lv] wrote:
> Has anyone successfully used DCOracle module on HP-UX 11.00 with Oracle
> 8.1.5?

Nope, we don't use HP-UX around here (DC).  Having said that, it works 
fine with other things.  Check out the replacement Setup file that I
wrote for 8.1.5:


There are still some open issues with DCOracle that I hope to resolve
before the next release:

       - LOBs don't work in Oracle 8i, yet another gratuitous change

       - Heavily multi-threaded apps fail under 8i that work fine
         under 8.0.5.  This reuqires a totally different method to
	 fix... *sigh*

> I am worried about size of the statically linked Python executable - it is
> around 7Mb (after stripping).

I ca't speak to the size on HPUX, but on Solaris/Linux, the new Setup
file creates a "tiny" shared library... at least by Oracle standards

> Another thing I really need is - ability to use DCOracle with oracle
> connection established by
> embedded SQL, as I am embedding Python into C code, which uses embedded SQL
> to connect.

can't help you here, it's not a "design requirement" for DCOracle.  If 
you were to write code that would do this correctly, then we would
consider integrating it into the DCOracle code-base.

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