Installing Oracle 8i on linux has been the most
incredible pain I've ever experienced.
I'll leave some links here that I used to get it running on Redhat 7.2.
Quick background: we needed the oci_() calls in php to talk to a oracle 8i
db on our RS6k's... so I didn't install the server, just the client libraries. but
these links should help regardless. One note: I had to following the
instructions (almost) exactly as they were laid out. Skipping a step usually
By far the most helpful:
These links may not work anymore:
I have a document entitled "Oracle 9i Installation on Red Hat Linux..." that may
actually be one of the faqchest.dynhost.com links. If you can't find it or get it
private msg me and I'll send you a copy of it. It had some very helpful info
scattered thoughout it.