[osgeo4w-dev] Binary inconpatible GDAL plugin for Oracle

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Wed Feb 27 13:07:59 PST 2013

Hi Ivan,

On Wed, 27. Feb 2013 at 13:49:30 -0500, Ivan Lucena wrote:
> 1 - After installing GDAL latest (1.9.2) with GDAL-Oracle plugins, the
>     OSGeo4W show an error message when it tries to run "gdalinfo --version"
>     at the end of the shell initialization script.

Some useful error message or just a mostly useless crash notification?

> 2 - Running gdalinfo or ogrinfo with Oracle driver doesn't work and the
>     errors random, sometimes an error message pops up, sometimes nothing
>     happens, just the prompt comes back without any printing.

Hm, for me gdalinfo --formats reported GeoRaster and ogrinfo OCI.  But I must
admit that I never tried georaster so far - apparently that didn't work here.
I'm relativly sure I've used ogr2ogr with that oci driver before.

Anyway, I've rebuilt both - georaster now works for me (populating oracle with
gdal_translate tif to geor and viewing using the qgis oracle raster plugin from

> 3 - QGIS also doesn't work when you try to load vector or raster. You might
>     get a connection sometimes or even get a georaster to display but it
>     crashes when loading geometries.

Works for me now, too.  Didn't retest with the previous DLLs.
> One more think. I have users that got QGIS directly from QGIS website and
> encountered the same problem after installing and trying to use the Oracle
> plugins. Would that be a coincidence?

The standalone installer uses the OSGEO4W packages too (but doesn't include
oracle support).  So no coincidence at all.


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