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25 July 2006

Installation Oracle on Suse Linux Enterprise 10

How neat is Suse!

I downloaded the DVD SLES10 on Novell.com. At the installation time, appart from Gnome, Development, X Window, there are a few new categories. One of them is called Oracle Database, and guess what, it installs all what I needed for Oracle. It creates an oracle account, with oinstall as primary group and dba as secondary group, it sets usefull things like ORACLE_HOME.

Ok, let's unlock the account
chltlxlsc1:~ # usermod -s /bin/bash oracle
chltlxlsc1:~ # passwd oracle
Changing password for oracle.
New Password:
Reenter New Password:
Password changed.


Ok, let's install. SLES10 is not recognized as a certified OS yet. The DISPLAY thing has to be manually set too.


oracle@chltlxlsc1:~> ./runInstaller -ignoreSysPrereqs
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking installer requirements...

Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9,
redhat-4, UnitedLinux-1.0, asianux-1 or asianux-2
Failed <<<<


>>> Ignoring required pre-requisite failures. Continuing...


this is one of the friendliest installation I have ever made...

9 Comments:

Blogger Alex Gorbachev said...

Or you can change a list of supported OS's in the distribution in one file - don't remeber which one. Let me know if interested and couldn't find it.

25/7/06 13:49  
Blogger Laurent Schneider said...

yes, if you install from a read-writable media, you should be able to edit install/oraparam.ini
thanks for your comment

25/7/06 14:42  
Anonymous Alex Gorbachev said...

Yep, this one. And for readonly media it's possible to use option "-paramFile".

25/7/06 14:59  
Anonymous Ofir said...

wow, that sounds awesome... can some one provide a screenshot of that installation screen? I want to see it with my own eye (-:

25/7/06 18:20  
Blogger Howard J. Rogers said...

I can't resist mentioning that at http://dizwell.com/main/content/view/94/142/ you'll find an article discussing how to do an Oracle installation onto openSuse 10 & 10.1.

Point being, that installation requires clicking the mouse precisely three times more than would be the case if you weren't installing Oracle. Adding the C/C++ compilers isn't difficult!

Which means my real point is that installing Oracle onto Suse has never been very hard.

Indeed, for SLES9, there was even an "orarun" script you could download from the Suse home page which would do all the stuff like creating an Oracle user and appropriate O/S groups for you.

I suppose it's good that it's been incorporated into the distro these days, rather than being shipped as a separate script, but in terms of genuinely new functionality, it's not actually a vast improvement on an already-very-happy situation.

25/7/06 22:16  
Anonymous Alex Gorbachev said...

Heh... Right. I remember that installing 8i and 9i on Suse 7 Pro wasn't that friendly.
Anyway - still running there happily! :)

28/7/06 21:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello there,

I installed Oracle 10 on Fedora Core 5. Installed fine, but now I cannot start sqlplus, Isqlplus. I dont where is Oracle.
There is something wrong with the env, I think. Need help. Thanks. Merci d avance.

Here is the .bashprofile.

# User specific environment and startup programs

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

export PATH
unset USERNAME
# Oracle Settings
TMP=/tmp; export TMP
TMPDIR=$TMP; export TMPDIR

ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle; export ORACLE_BASE
ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/10.2.0/db_1; export ORACLE_HOME
ORACLE_SID=orcl; export ORACLE_SID
ORACLE_TERM=xterm; export ORACLE_TERM
PATH=/usr/sbin:$PATH; export PATH
PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:/lib:/usr/lib; export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
CLASSPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/JRE:$ORACLE_HOME/jlib:$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/jlib; export CLASSPATH
#LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1; export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL

if [ $USER = "oracle" ]; then
if [ $SHELL = "/bin/ksh" ]; then
ulimit -p 16384
ulimit -n 65536
else
ulimit -u 16384 -n 65536
fi
fi
export ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle
export ORACLE_SID=orcl

13/8/06 01:28  
Blogger Laurent Schneider said...

what is your error message?
you can have a look at puschitz.com for detailed instruction for fedora

13/8/06 11:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for your help.

Regards,
Peter

7/11/06 16:06  

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