Oracle Instant Client
26 April 2005 16:07
A co-worker today asked me if there was an Oracle client available for Mac OS X. I was skeptical, but after a little digging came up with Oracle Instant Client, in which Oracle provides client libraries, ODBC drivers, development files (makefiles and header files), and sqlplus for a variety of platforms, including Mac OS X (Alas, no FreeBSD, however). They even provide rpms for Linux systems. And all this for free!
Up until this time I had been rolling my own rpms using tarballs made from manual client installs. This will make things very nice.
Oracle provides a fantastic database engine, but their install process is a royal pain. This is a great step in the right direction. Can we get the same now for the server install???