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From Torsten Förtsch <>
Subject Re: Problem with mod_perl and DBI/DBD::Oracle LD_LIBRARY_PATH is not being recognized?
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:23:46 GMT
On 21/10/13 19:57, Bruce Johnson wrote:
> We've set a Directory directive for some perl scripts, setting a mod_perl handler:
> Alias /card_access /home/allwebfiles/perl/catcard
>  <Directory /home/allwebfiles/perl/catcard>
>      SetHandler perl-script
>      PerlResponseHandler ModPerl::Registry
>      PerlOptions +ParseHeaders
>      Options +ExecCGI
>      PerlSetEnv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/lib/oracle/11.2/client64/lib
>      PerlSetEnv ORACLE_HOME /usr/lib/oracle/11.2/client64
>  </Directory>
> The %ENV variable is there, if I print the %ENV values:
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH --> /usr/lib/oracle/11.2/client64/lib
> MOD_PERL --> mod_perl/2.0.4
> ORACLE_HOME --> /usr/lib/oracle/11.2/client64
> PATH --> /sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin
> But trying to initialize a DBI database connection results in the following error:
> [Mon Oct 21 10:10:37 2013] [error] install_driver(Oracle) failed: Can't load '/usr/local/lib64/perl5/auto/DBD/Oracle/'
for module DBD::Oracle: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
at /usr/lib64/perl5/ line 200.\n at (eval 11) line 3\nCompilation failed in require
at (eval 11) line 3.\nPerhaps a required shared library or dll isn't installed where expected\n
at /home/allwebfiles/perl/catcard/ line 9\n
I haven't read the whole thread. So, I apologize if I state what
somebody else has already explained.

To me the problem seems to be %ENV being tied to $r->subprocess_env. So,
neither PerlSetEnv nor SetEnv actually change the current process'
environment. The reason for that the environment is a global resource in
a potentially multi-threaded process.

If you don't need these variables set differently for different requests
you can perhaps set them before starting httpd. Or you can set them
perhaps in a <perl> section or similar.

If you need them differently make sure not to run a threaded MPM. Then
there is a module named Env::C or C::Env on CPAN that can help to modify
the real process environment.


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