[Mono-list] Re: Tentative Gda query/request

Rodrigo Moya rodrigo@ximian.com
07 Feb 2003 12:28:25 +0100

On Fri, 2003-02-07 at 04:13, Tim Coleman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 11:48:37AM +1000, Darren Tuer wrote:
> > Tim,
> > 
> > I was wondering if you would be kind enough to spare some time to assist
> > with a request.
> > 
> > I have been following the mono:: project for many months now, and have been
> > tinkering with it for some time.  I've been quietly porting one of our key
> > applications to use mono as a way of showcasing the possibilities that this
> > opens up for us.
> > 
> > For some weeks now I have been endevouring to set up communication with an
> > Oracle 8.1.7 database to no avail.  I have downloaded unixODBC, iODBC and
> > trolled the net looking for ODBC drivers for Oracle that aren't tragically
> > crippled like the current offerings from OpenLink and DataDirect.  I have
> > had quite some level of success with setting up the Oracle client on the
> > client machine, and can work with the database via SQLNet so I know that the
> > Net8 stuff is all fine & dandy on the client machine ( a linux box running
> > RedHat 8)
> > 
> > I have pretty well given up on using ODBC and are now looking at libgda as
> > the means of communication ( probably the better of the two anyway ).
wise decision to look at libgda :-)

> > However, after downloading all the libgda sources and RPM's from the GnomeDB
> > ftp site, I note that there is no sign of an Oracle provider for gda.
> > 
no, we don't have packages for the oracle provider. So you should
compile the sources directly, having the oracle libs and headers
installed. Then, when running configure on the libgda sources, it will
detect (you might need a --with-oracle argument to configure) them and
build the oracle provider.

Or you could try to tweak the spec file (included in the libgda tarball)
and add support for building the oracle provider RPM. If you do that,
please send me the resulting RPM, so that I put it on ftp.gnome-db.org

anyway, there are a few improvements on the Oracle provider in CVS that
are not in the released 0.10 tarball. So if you can use CVS, please use
it, it will work much better than the one in 0.10.

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo@ximian.com>