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Old 10-06-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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installation of oracle 10g in RHEL5

While installing oracle database 10g in red hat 5(SERVER),it requires rpm packages for successful installation of oracle 10g.
I need the solutions for the following questions.
what is the difference between i386 and x86_64?
Did i need to install both the packages?
By default while using the rpm cmd for checking the packages,the packages were in a sorted list with i386 extention only?
what are the newer rpm packages that needed for oracle 10g installation in rhel5?

please provide me the solutions
Old 10-06-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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I don't think that you need rpm, just insert oracle 10g cd and execute runinstaller from it.

i386 refer - is the old 386/486 CPUS
X86_64 refer - athlon cpu, 32 architecture but 64 bit register

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what is the difference between i386 and x86_64?
i386 = 32 bit
x86_64 = 64 bit (Intel compatible, not Itanium)


uname -a

at the cmd line; it'll show whether you're running 32 kernel or 64.
The install will likely choose correctly, but no harm in checking first in case it asks.
For rpm (assuming v5.x you'll be using yum hopefully) the pkg mgr eg yum will know what you've got and install the correct versions.
RHEL is a dual-lib system, so even if you've got 64 bit, some progs will still be 342 bit and RHEL will load the correct libs in the correct place as needed.


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