I've recently tried to install Oracle 10g on my Debian Etch system for testing and development purposes. Using the guides at http://www.togaware.com/linux/survivor/Oracle_10g.shtml
, and a little ingenuity, I managed to get the base system to install properly.
Or so it seemed... I didn't opt to create a database at install time, and when trying to do so later using the dbca tool, I keep getting the error "ORA-12547: TNS:lost contact" popping up. If I check the option to create a script that I'll run later, running the script throws lots of lines like
oracleadoyletest: error while loading shared libraries: libaio.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
ORA-12547: TNS:lost contact
and exits with an error along those lines.
The library mentioned sounds like a useful clue - though I don't have it on my system and it sounds like it's *being* called but failing because of something else. If anyone can shed some light on this I'd be most pleased.