FAQ
Perl is only loaded if you do a Typical install,
because it loads the Apache server, and Perl is a part of it.

Not being a UNIX/LINUX shop, and not wanting to install Apache on a DB
server box,
and you cannot just install Perl from OUI, so our WIN boxes DO NOT have
Perl.

So reading the instructions, it says to load Perl 5.6.1 for preference,
so I load the Activestate 5.6.1, get OPATCH 1.0.0.0.50,
and try to run OPATCH, without any luck after hours of playing with the
syntax.

After finding all the FAQs and discussions on this Patch,
I try to load an older Perl 5.00503, which would be the Perl loaded with
Apache.

And finally OPATCH works, go figure.

So for WIN/Novell only shops, this is NO fun time.

We are looking to run SUSE LINUX for the DBs,
since this is now covered by our Novell licenses.

But LINUX is NO fun for DOS/WIN/Novell users of many years.

Georgette

-----Original Message-----
From: Mercadante, Thomas F
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 14:58
To: 'oracle-l_at_freelists.org'
Subject: RE: Oracle Security Alert #68 - Security Vulnerabilities in Oracl
e's Server Product - Win2000

Isn't Oracle installing Perl as part of it's software install now?

Tom Mercadante
Oracle Certified Professional

-----Original Message-----
From: Jared.Still_at_radisys.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 1:19 PM
To: oracle-l_at_freelists.org
Subject: Re: Oracle Security Alert #68 - Security Vulnerabilities in
Oracle's Server Product - Win2000
Oracle wants you to run Perl scripts on the Win2k server.=20 Has any
of you out there with Win2k server apply this patch?? If you have not,
do you have Perl installed on your Win2k server.??
My job would be much more difficult *without* Perl on all our Win32
servers.

Jared

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