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Bug #2487 Oracle Connect Error
Submitted: 1999-10-11 03:27 UTC Modified: 2002-06-16 08:59 UTC
From: robert dot crook at t-online dot de Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Oracle related
PHP Version: 3.0.12 OS: AIX 4.2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [1999-10-11 03:27 UTC] robert dot crook at t-online dot de
We are using Oracle 7.3.4

Using the function Ora_Logon, we pass connect string to Oracle. Mostly the logon works but occasionally we get an error.

Unable to connect to Oracle (Error while trying to retrieve
text for ORA-12154)

The Connect string is identical, regardless whether it is successful or not.

We tried to get around the problem by using pLogon to reduce the number of times the PHP logs on. The connect error occured much less frequently, but commit sql statements did not execute properly leaving a table locked. 

We tried installing an oracle 8.1.5 client in the hope that this would be more reliable. But although PHP Oracle 8 functions compiled properly, the apache configure with PHP failed. A test compile aborted with the error cannot find rule for target dependencies. We noted that the oracle libraries in the Makefile generated by PHP configure did not correspond to the libraries in  the oracle 8 installation
which have similar names but with an 8 appended for example libcore8.a and libnls8.a.




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