ponder's Journal http://use.perl.org/~ponder/journal/ ponder's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-02-09T07:16:46+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 ponder's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~ponder/journal/ Perl politics in the workplace http://use.perl.org/~ponder/journal/5243?from=rss Being on site at a clients, I have been hired to do KSH scripting and Oracle SQL loader, but I have discovered that Perl is being used in the background quite extensively.<p> I have discovered that one of the software packages used by the client is written in perl, and that the vendor's people that they have on site aren't perl programmers.</p><p> It also became apparent that the sysadmin guys have had some difficulty with the installation - it seems that the vendor has build Perl on their boxes and shipped the binaries (HP-UX platform with DBI and DBD::Oracle).</p><p> Unfortunately, the installation is looking for Oracle paths in a special place, not $ORACLE_HOME much to the chagrin of the sysadmins who are blocking this non-standard configuration in system test and production.</p><p><nobr> <wbr></nobr>/me comes to the rescue and offers to sort the problems out so that the client has a Perl built on their system - except that this needs to be approved by the infrastructure project manager (is this a valid use of my time?).</p><p> Having made the offer, I wait and see what happens, albeit that the client has a semi-crippled Perl installation in that it cannot be extended with XS modules.</p> ponder 2002-05-28T09:39:30+00:00 journal