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Old 11-01-2012, 02:37 AM   #1
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"You appear to be trying to install on an unsupported OS. See Release Notes for supported platforms.


hi.. i am using ubuntu linux.. and i am trying to install timesten database 11.2.2.. but it is showing error like this..
"You appear to be trying to install on an unsupported OS.
See Release Notes for supported platforms. Installation Aborted."

how to know supported timesten for my linux version..?

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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From my favourite search engine, the first search result was this

http://oracle.su/docs/11g/timesten.1...63/install.htm

and that gives a list of supported operating systems, of which Ubuntu is not one. From here, your choices appear to be
  • Persuade Oracle to change its support arrangements...good luck with that
  • 'Trick' the installer into thinking that it is on a supported OS; you still won't get the support part of support, but you might get the program running
  • Use a supported OS
  • Don't use Times Ten, but something else that does run on your chosen OS

You might not like any of those options, but there don't seem to be many others
 
Old 11-01-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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Thanks salasi...

but i don't know which version of linux i am using.. just i am using ubuntu 12.10.. how to know linux version and is it oracle or red hat or solaris linux system? i have little bit confusion.. i have just downloaded ubuntu 12.10 and installed it...
 
Old 11-01-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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Here is the installation guide from oracle which may answer some of your questions. It does mention that it works withc certain Linux versions (Ubuntu is not on the list) but does not say it will not work on others.

I think you may find help in the documentaion from Oracle.

[Edit] I see Salasi has already answered the question with similar ideas. I suppose you could try CENTOS which is essentially Red Hat minus the branding instead of Ubuntu.

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:39 AM   #5
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Thank U Kirchner..

but in that site there is no ubuntu in the list.. how could i install timesten in my ubuntu and how would i know about correct version which will supported by my OS..? how to know linux version in my ubuntu....!
 
Old 11-01-2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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Salasi and I both said the same thing, Ubuntu is NOT on the list. You can try working around it somehow like Salasi said or you could try using an O/S that is on their list. The last option is using a different database tool.

The main resource you should use is Oracle's documentation that Salasi and I linked to for you.
 
Old 11-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #7
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Thanks for your reply Kirchner..

Please tell me how to "trick" the installer into thinking that it is on a supported OS.. to install my unsupported Timesten?
then I will try this Option..
 
Old 11-01-2012, 10:21 AM   #8
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Again, use the documentation from the Oracle site. They will be the best resource you have. Also note, it may not be something you can do.

I have googled more and over at the oracle site you will find others having issues with "unsupported" operating systems. I cannot find a resolution quickly. It seems like you really need to go ask Oracle via their forums, you'll get a faster/better response I think.

Is there a reason you need to use this specific product? Just curious, there are other relational database tools more easily available...

EDIT Check the forums here https://forums.oracle.com/forums/thr...readID=2329489 A simple fix maybe? Worth a try. They suggest redownloading and trying again. See the forum though.

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
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Ok. Thank U kirchner for Your replies..

actually i am using eclipse java project in ubuntu. now i want to connect with times ten database.. but it doesn't install. if i am trying to use another linux system i want to place my java project in that also.. thats why i am trying for this only... ok I will Try to Use Oracle Documentatation for this... if any help to this, is very helpful to me..
 
Old 11-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #10
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See my post above, I edited it I think while you were posting. I found more when I googled for "timesten database unsupported OS"

This was the suggestion from oracle forum:

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This message is displayed when the installer (setup.sh) cannot find specific directories in the location it expects within the installable package (untarred directory tree). This may be because there is some error in the downloaded tarball such that it did not untar properly or it maybe that you have modified the untarred directory tree by renaming or removing files/directories, changing permissions etc.

Please try redownloading and untarring the install package and re-running the installer.

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #11
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Thanks salasi...

but i don't know which version of linux i am using.. just i am using ubuntu 12.10.. how to know linux version and is it oracle or red hat or solaris linux system?
Just in case you haven't worked it out yet, if you are using Ubuntu 12.10, that is the version of Linux that you are using. It isn't Oracle or Red Hat, its Ubuntu. If it was Oracle or Red Hat, it would be called Oracle or Red Hat (and you'd still need to check versions) and not Ubuntu.

And Solaris isn't Linux at all.

And to repeat, Ubuntu isn't on the list. No version of Ubuntu. None at all. Not any. So, if Oracle's support arrangements remain as they are, you can't get support for it under any version of Ubuntu.

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but in that site there is no ubuntu in the list.. how could i install timesten in my ubuntu and how would i know about correct version which will supported by my OS..? how to know linux version in my ubuntu....!
Its Ubuntu. Its not on the list.

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Please tell me how to "trick" the installer into thinking that it is on a supported OS..
I don't know, but what you do is find out what the installer looks for to do Operating System detection and ensure that it sees it. Might be easy enough if the installer is, eg, a Bash script, might be the opposite of easy in other circumstances. This might make it a bad decision for you, I don't know.

But you still won't have support, of course. And if stuff goes wrong and you need support, what will you do?
 
Old 11-01-2012, 10:50 PM   #12
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Your best choices seem to be:

1. Switch the database to Postgres.
2. Switch the OS to Centos (or other EL distros).

The reasons may be:

1. Oracle programmers just don't know how to work with Debian/Ubuntu/etc.
2. Oracle managers/executives want to push/corner you to use their Linux.

Make decisions and move on. I recommend against trying to "trick" something. You'll likely get tricked back if you didn't know enough to not need to ask.
 
Old 11-02-2012, 01:47 AM   #13
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Thank You Salasi,kirchner and Skaperen for your Kind Replies..

Ok.But If it Didn't work I need a lot of changes for My Project... Because My backend Functionality all is written in cpp code in eclipse in ubuntu.. if it didn't work for me then Only Way is I need to Use windows for my java project and need to help of webservices to connect with my cpp code results.. Thats why I am trying for this... If Any Advises For this very Thankful to You..

Thanks in Advance....
 
Old 11-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #14
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Thank You Salasi,kirchner and Skaperen for your Kind Replies..
Ok.But If it Didn't work I need a lot of changes for My Project... Because My backend Functionality all is written in cpp code in eclipse in ubuntu.. if it didn't work for me then Only Way is I need to Use windows for my java project and need to help of webservices to connect with my cpp code results.. Thats why I am trying for this... If Any Advises For this very Thankful to You..
If it's CPP code, it will run/compile on pretty much ANY distro of Linux, so I'm not sure why you'd have to abandon everything and use Java/Windows.

The part of the installer that looks for supported distros is where you should look. It's usually looking at /etc/<something>-release, and sometimes even does a wild card on that. So, edit that file to say "Red Hat Enterprise", or whatever other string it looks for in the installer, and it should get past that. As others have pointed out...you will NOT GET SUPPORT. Also, that may not be the only problem you have, since you're running on a system that's not supported.

You don't say if this is for work or school, but the first thing you should ALWAYS address is "get the prerequisites right first". If you had read the documentation before you started, you wouldn't be in this situation now.
 
  


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