OS X Users! 11gR2 Oracle Instant Client 32 & 64-bit is now available

The Oracle 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.3) Database Instant Client for Apple OS X on Intel x86-64 is now available for download from OTN. It is supported on the two latest OS X releases: Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8). It provides both 32-bit and 64-bit client support.

Oracle Instant Client is a simple bundle of libraries that client tools and programs (like PHP and Ruby) can link with. This allows those tools to access Oracle Databases.

Any issues with Instant Client can be posted to the OTN Instant Client Forum.

Comments:

awesome, i was waiting for this for a long time

Posted by guest on February 01, 2013 at 12:05 AM PST #

I just installed the 64 bits 11.2 instant client and upgraded OSX to OSX 10.8.2 and...... jihaa ...... it works. Mac is somewhat slower (still indexing) but I needed the OSX upgrade because Xcode wouldn't upgrade under 10.6.8 so I carried 2 machines around for the last year

Posted by guest on February 04, 2013 at 09:56 PM PST #

Hi Christopher...

I'm not trying to be a jerk about it, and I certainly appreciate the release, but the 64-bit instant client was broken for almost two years on OS/X >= 10.7, like segfault broken, and the silence from official Oracle channels was deafening. It would be nice in the future if someone from the Oracle side made an occasional foray into the forums and gave some indication that Oracle was at least aware of the problem. (I have worked for a big company before and I know that a lot of the time this is easier said than done, so you've got my sympathy as well as my appreciation for making a forum post about it.)

Anyways, I guess you could qualify me as a fan, at least insofar as anyone can be a fan of software that forces them to build an entire 32-bit stack of their whole toolchain in order to get any work done. (Ok, sorry, couldn't resist a little dig.)

Finally, I wanted to bring to your attention the fact that there seems to be a missing library dependency on a _C_SendHTTPRequest symbol in the client, which winds up throwing a linker error at runtime (at least in the python cx_Oracle interface, which is the way I personally wind up developing, and reportedly with the PHP client as well if the forums are to be believed).

Thanks for the release!

Posted by Tim Gilbert on February 05, 2013 at 10:02 AM PST #

This is greaT!!!!!!!

Now I can fully utilize my MBP. No more 32 bit hacks to use Ruby.

Posted by carlos castillo on February 05, 2013 at 07:28 PM PST #

It seems that third-party libraries can't be built against the SDK thanks to the missing dependency reported by Tim. Any chance of a fix soon? Discussion here: https://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=10836929

Posted by David Wheeler on February 06, 2013 at 09:43 AM PST #

@Tim: I'll pass those comments along to the porting group who handle OS X.

@others: the porting team are looking at it. It would be helpful to know what OS revision you are on, and your configure/build options for the tools that aren't linking.

Posted by Chris Jones on February 06, 2013 at 11:50 AM PST #

Fantastic!! Thank you ! Finally, was able to use it with NodeJS /(db-oracle).
Great job guys!!! Pls post updates sooner!

Posted by ram on February 07, 2013 at 10:45 PM PST #

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