Install Oracle Client


C

Chris

Is it possible to create an install package that will install the oracle
client and my application at the same time?

Thanks
Chris

PS. If so, where do I go to learn how?
 
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Hussein Abuthuraya[MSFT]

Chris,

Are you talking about the "Oracle Client Components" that Oracle provide or the Microsoft .NET Provider for Oracle?

If the first, then I don't think that you can do that.

If the later, then it is included in .NET Framework 1.1 so you don't need to worry about redistributing it, just redistribute the .NET Framework 1.1.


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Hussein Abuthuraya
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C

Chris

Yes I'm talking about the Oracle Client Components. I'm told that those are
required in order to use the Microsoft .NET Provider for Oracle. If I can't
install those with my application how do I deploy an application that uses
the Microsoft .NET Provider for Oracle without having to install and
configure the oracle client separately.

Thanks
Chris



Hussein Abuthuraya said:
Chris,

Are you talking about the "Oracle Client Components" that Oracle provide
or the Microsoft .NET Provider for Oracle?
If the first, then I don't think that you can do that.

If the later, then it is included in .NET Framework 1.1 so you don't need
to worry about redistributing it, just redistribute the .NET Framework 1.1.
Thanks,
Hussein Abuthuraya
Microsoft Developer Support

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Are you secure? For information about the Microsoft Strategic Technology
Protection Program and to order your FREE Security Tool Kit, please visit
 
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Don

Chris said:
Yes I'm talking about the Oracle Client Components. I'm told that those are
required in order to use the Microsoft .NET Provider for Oracle. If I can't
install those with my application how do I deploy an application that uses
the Microsoft .NET Provider for Oracle without having to install and
configure the oracle client separately.
I haven't found a way. Oracle's Universal Installer is quite a
different animal from anything else I've ever encountered that every
attempt to merge it with other installations has been a colossal flop.
Since I only have to worry about in-house users, I just downloaded the
complete OleDb/ODBC package (which includes the client) from the Oracle
site, unpacked it, and stuck it in a different folder of my installation
CD. I have my install program check for files and if it fails, the
instruction is to go to the correct directory and run the setup for
Oracle. Even that isn't 100% foolproof as there doesn't appear to be
any 100% reliable location for the Oracle files, and the registry keys
are sufficiently variable from version to version as to bewilder me so
sometimes it looks like it's ok because it has an older version on it
but my app still won't run and then life becomes tedious.
 

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