[Pdns-users] IMPORTANT: please help us test the uncommon backends!

a b tripivceta at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 29 18:39:45 UTC 2012

> To support a backend, it needs to be tested automatically - preferably after each commit. Our testing infrastructure runs Debian 6, and as far I have seen, setting up Oracle on it would be a pain.
> To get the oracle backend into testing, I see two options
> (a) provide us with good and reliable instructions on getting Oracle to run on Debian 6, without messing up the system with lots of non-packaged stuff.

Oh, wow.

As far as I know, Oracle corporation does not support Debian - the only two Linux operating systems it does support are Oracle enterprise Linux and redhat enterprise Linux, and that with Oracle enterprise Linux essentially being a redhat derivative.

So as far as Oracle is concerned, one may run an Oracle database on any Linux operating system, so long as that operating system is a redhat enterprise Linux derivative.

> (b) set up a testing instance on your end. I'm happy to provide any details about our Jenkins setup to make that easy.

That will be another problem - our company strictly and explicitly forbids using Java anywhere, for anything. And Jenkins a Java application.

But all things considered, since Solaris 10 can be downloaded for free and does not need a license for development / testing, it is trivial to set up yet another VM.

Is that out of the question? Should I even ask "why"?

> Furthermore, the patches in http://wiki.powerdns.com/trac/ticket/527 could use some review from somebody with an actual deployment.

I do not know enough about DNSsec at this point to be able to competently review the patches submitted in there. We are still working on integrating pdns with Oracle into a turnkey solution, and we haven't gotten to DNSsec yet.
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