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Old 06-28-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
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Some newbie questions related to Oracle client installation. Please help!


Hello all,

I am trying to install Oracle 9i client (9.2.0.1.0) onto a RH Fedora Core 2.0 system. I have been looking at the installation instructions, and since I am not a linux expert (lol) I had a few very basic questions to ask. Eternally grateful for any help!

1. My kernel version is 2.6.x, and Oracle requires specifically 2.4.7-10. Can someone tell me please, what I need to do (if anything) to get backward-compatibility with this older kernel? Please I need a few details as I am new to Linux.

2. Same thing for glibc. Mine is more recent that the oracle (req. glibc-2.2.4-19.3)

3. Again for g++.


The problem I get is this: When I run the runInstaller, I get this and only this, which appears to hang:

Initializing Java Virtual Machine from /tmp/OraInstall2004-06-28_03-27-12PM/jre/bin/java. Please wait...

4. Could you tell me what kind of things could cause this to wait forever?

Thanks very much,

Dean Brown
 
Old 06-29-2004, 09:51 AM   #2
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Anyone?
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:29 AM   #3
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The last time I installed that was a long time ago but the install front end was java based as we see from your error. It looks like the install trys to pull java from a temp directory with the client and gets stuck. Shot in the dark but maybe if you install the java sdk from www.java.sun.com and set up your enviroment variables It will use that instead of the temp/java within the install dirs. make sure you can ...

Code:
echo $JAVA_HOME
Code:
java -version
As far as the client goes your kernel version and glib should not effect anything if you were to install the DB I NO it is really picky as far as versions of stuff.

Since noone has repied I figured I would try to give you some thing to go with..
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:40 AM   #4
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I don't have java installed. echo $JAVA_HOME returns blank. But the oracle installation says it installs a version of JRE during setup. Not really sure about java, but does that mean the same thing? I mean, do I need the runtime only? Or do I need the SDK?

Thanks for you help, its ALL useful!

Dean
 
Old 06-29-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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I would not trust the jre from the install. Not to mention that is were the install stops

I usually just install the sdk cause i use to work in a dev enviroment.

www.java.sun.com over to the right is popular downloads click J2EE1.4SDK in the Separate Bundles section click J2SE 1.4.2 DOWNLOAD except the agreement. Then download....

Linux version of course "self-extracting file (j2sdk-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.bin, 34.17 MB)"

save it to your home dir.

By convention I install things in /usr/local and I usually give my user ownership over that dir, but you can put it were ever you want just change things acordingly.

mv j2sdk-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.bin /usr/local/

cd /usr/local

chmod 777 j2sdk-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.bin

./j2sdk-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.bin

agree with terms

rm -rf j2sdk-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.bin

ln -s j2sdk1.4.2_04/ java

cd ~

Add

JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/java export JAVA_HOME

and add to your path

PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin export PATH

Make sure you invoke your profile

. .bash_profile

then you should be able to echo $JAVA_HOME
 
Old 06-29-2004, 11:41 AM   #6
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Wow thank you! Very detailed! I will do that. I was reading up about the install and noticed some people are overriding the version of java by editing the installation files that come from Oracle. Seems to be a fairly common problem....

Thanks

Dean
 
Old 06-29-2004, 11:50 AM   #7
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I trying to help as many people out as possible in hopes that carma is real cause i got some questions out the with no help from the elders
 
Old 06-29-2004, 01:23 PM   #8
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Just ask me, and I will happily scratch head and look very confused for an inordinate amount of time
 
  


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