[osgeo4w-dev] About the gdal-oracle package

Ivan Lucena ivan.lucena at pmldnet.com
Tue Apr 10 15:55:23 EDT 2012

Hi There,

I was trying to pass instruction to a group of users on how to install GDAL with GDAL-ORACLE drivers plugin but I got then in some problems with the OSGeo4W installer that we didn't have just a couple of months ago with a previous version.

1 - The package in Libs "gdal-oracle: OCGR OCI and GDAL GeoRaster plugins for Oracle" was build for GDAL 1.8 so if we just select that package and click on "next" we end up with GDAL 1.9 binaries that obviously cannot load the two Oracle plugins at C:/OSGeo4W/bin/gdalplugin/1.8/{gdal_GEOR.ddl, ogr_OCI,dll}.

2 - The other problem is that there is an implicit dependency on GDAL for the "spatialite" package so if they try to run gdalinfo it will fail to load that library. So users need to go back to the installer and select that package.

Would be possible to have the GDAL-ORACLE package for GDAL-1.9 instead of 1.8?
Would be possible to remove that dependency on "spatialite" library?

Thanks folks,


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