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From (Rasmus Lerdorf)
Subject Re: httpd process and the environment
Date Fri, 03 Apr 1998 04:30:35 GMT
> > Is this code being linked in as a library that needs the variables or how
> > does it get called?
> > 
> As I understand it, the script sets the env var in the process and then
> fork/execs a process to handle the transaction, thus the new process
> inherits the environment and the var

Not quite, the Oracle library is linked in and functions within the
library are called directly, but some Oracle genius decided not to allow
you to pass some essential parameters like the location of the damn
database into these functions.  They can only be set via an environment


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