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Re: [DB] is there a free Oracle API [was Re: what about Database?]



On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 11:06:20AM +0100, Daniel Silverstone wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 11:46:26PM +0200, Florian Weps wrote:
> > BTW, does anybody know how for example dbishell manages to be in main,
> > and still have support specifically for oracle?
> 
> dbishell's support for Oracle is entirely a case of "If you have it
> installed, then dbishell supports it" -- you'll notice that it doesn't
> depend on oracle in any way to work normally, it just happens to know about
> oracle from the sense of its internal online help and completion driver
> information.
> 
> If this still violates policy then I will, of course, split the oracle bits
> off into contrib -- but that seems pretty pointless since dbishell works
> fine without oracle.

Depends on what license the oracle bits come with, I guess. But I am not
after petty policy violations. I want to compile the Oracle support in
SQL Relay without having to download some non-free binary-only libraries.

Florian

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