The output of DBI.available_drivers is in my first mail. OCI8 is not
available. But I was convinced that installing ruby-oci8 would install
the OCI8-dbd. That is not true, apparently.

 I was wondering why and what I have to do to get it installed.

I have the full Oracle client installed.

thanks for helping, Ruud

On 05/02/2009, Robert Klemme <shortcutter / googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2009/2/5 ruud grosmann <r.grosmann / gmail.com>:
>> hi group,
>>
>> I have problems connection to an oracle database using dbi.
>>
>> machine: debian lenny,
>> ruby: ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 72)
>>
>> Using several descriptions on internet I have downloaded
>> ruby-oci8-1.0.3.tar and installed it.
>>
>> The result is that I can open a database using a OCI8 object, but not
>> using a DBI object. I understood that the way to use DBI is by
>> installing that package.
>>
>> Following a test script and its output. Can someone tell me what could
>> be wrong? Do I need to install another package?
>>
>> thanks in advance, Ruud
>>
>>
>> ============ script
>> require 'oci8'
>> require 'dbi'
>>
>> connection = OCI8.new( 'user', 'pwd', 'database')
>> cursor = connection.exec('select id, description, name from role')
>>  while r = cursor.fetch()
>>   puts r.join(',')
>>  end
>>  cursor.close
>>  connection.logoff
>>
>> puts "and now using DBI"
>>
>> puts DBI.available_drivers
>> db = DBI.connect('DBI:OCI8:database', 'user', 'pwd')
>> sql = "select id from role"
>>
>> dbh.select_all(sql) do | row |
>>            p row
>>        end
>>
>> dbh.disconnect
>>
>> ==============output
>> 1,admin,admin
>> 2,traffic,traffic
>> and now using DBI
>> dbi:ODBC:
>> /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/DBD/ODBC/ODBC.rb:95:in `connect': IM002 (0)
>> [iODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found and no default
>> driver specified. Driver could not be loaded (DBI::DatabaseError)
>>        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/dbi.rb:424:in `connect'
>>        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/dbi.rb:215:in `connect'
>>        from leesdb:18#
>
> Note, I am not using DBI just trying to throw in my 0.02EUR Oracle
> knowledge.
>
> Looks like it attempts to not use OCI but ODBC instead. Did you check
> output of these:
>
> DBI.available_drivers
> DBI.data_sources( driver )
>
> You could also try DBI.trace to get more interesting output.
>
> Btw, you do have an Oracle client installed, do you?
>
> Kind regards
>
> robert
>
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