in reply to Re^4: DBD::Oracle install
in thread DBD::Oracle install

Since this is not DBD::mysql, I'm not sure how to interpret the linked threads to my case(?) It's not going to use DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH...

same problem, only one solution, get it to find the .so -- if LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Its very bizzare that its being ignored, but you're root, so try the hardcoding options