in reply to Trouble getting a local DBD::Oracle to work (Dynaloader!)

I tried INSTALL_BASE instead of PREFIX and it appears to have worked! Anyone know a deep reason why that should be?

I've not used PREFIX and I don't know exactly what it does, but it apparently does something a bit differently to INSTALL_BASE (which I *have* used).

Presumably PREFIX didn't put the in the appropriate place and the (version 1.74), which still exists elsewhere in the @INC search paths, was the first that was found.