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Old 06-14-2002, 11:57 PM   #1
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Angry Please help me to finish this Oracle 8 for Linux installation.

Hi all,

I downloaded the ORACLE 8i for Linux installation file. That's "linux817ee.tar.gz". I switch to user "ORACLE" to do the following acction.
I unpacked the package and run the install command "runinstaller". Then I got such a message...
[oracle@svr1 linux]$ ./runInstaller
Initializing Java Virtual Machine from stage/Components/oracle.swd.jre/1.1.8/1/DataFiles/Expanded/linux/bin/jre. Please wait...
Then I waited and no response now.
I guess maybe I got something wrong about JDK? I don't know.
Please help me out.

Old 06-15-2002, 06:11 AM   #2
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Look into documantation. Maybe you should run the installer as root?
Old 06-16-2002, 07:24 AM   #3
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Actually, you shouldn't run the installer as root. It simply won't run if you do.

The 'ee' in your package name stands for Enterprise Edition. This software is commercial and therefore you will have official support for it.

Old 08-22-2002, 07:01 AM   #4
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Did u get this to work?, if so how ?

As I have rad through the doc and apart from setting of the environment variable called DISPLAY to ipaddress:0.0 , it still fails.

However as ORACLE I have also tried typing in xhost + which doesn't seem to work.

any clues would be much appreciated
Old 08-22-2002, 10:59 AM   #5
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helpful links....

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
broken something.

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 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.
Old 08-22-2002, 02:46 PM   #6
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When you run the installer, are you in a shell or in a Xwindow environment? I was having the same problem if I tried to run installer from the shell. So, I started startx opened a shell and ran the installer from there. Everything worked just fine after that. Make sure all your MTR (Minimum Technical Requirements) are met.

Good luck!


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