If you have Oracle 10g Installed

Looks like Oracle has finally come around and made it easier to incorporate the DBI module into the Oracle HTTP Server. The 10gR2 HTTP Server Administrators guide also has a laundry list of other modules that are enabled by default or easily turned on.

Here is the mod_perl section of the 10gR2 HTTP Server Admininistrators Guide: click here Yes, I can't believe it, but Oracle made something easy for once. Uncomment a line in the http.conf, restart the httpd server, customize your perl script, and you should be mod_perling with DBI.

A couple of notes:

Shebang #!:
To keep things simple it is best to use the Perl in the Oracle Home the http server is running out of, not the generic /usr/bin/perl that is available on most machines.

So yes your Shebang will look ugly, but it will cut down on confusion. Mine looks something like this:

#!/u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0.3/perl/bin/perl -w
Just remember that you'll have to modify scripts before they are run. If you have any weirdness (like I did) it may be because the scripts had the default #!/usr/bin/perl which was missing DBI.

Port:
To find the port your server is running on, locate the "Port" configuration item in your $ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/conf/httpd.conf file.

http://machinename:port/cgi-bin/test.pl