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Old 12-31-2001, 08:43 PM   #1
Ismark
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Installation problems using Oracle 8i


Hi guys
Im running on RH 7.1
I tried to install Oracle 8i for linux
but after I run the runInstaller
i got
Initializing Java Virtual Machine from ../stage/Components/oracle.swd/jre/1.1.8/DataFiles/Expanded/linux/bin/jre. Please wait....
I waited for almost 10 minutes =)
and I still waiting
I really apreciate any help =)
 
Old 01-02-2002, 12:46 AM   #2
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what version of java do you use, and if it is kaffe suit, then download the latest stable j2sdk release from java.sun.com, remove the kaffe suite, probably it came in rpm package when you installed the os, do
rpm -e kaffe
then install downloaded java, update your path environment variable to look for java in the right place, and try again install Oracle.
 
Old 01-03-2002, 10:35 PM   #3
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Hi
I already did exactly what u told me
but I had the same trouble
any idea?
thanks buddy

P.S
even I installed the RH 7.1 in a different computer
and I got the same message
 
Old 04-07-2002, 02:22 PM   #4
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Did you ever find a solution....

Ismark, did you ever get Oracle 817 installed on your RH 7.1? I am getting exactly what you were getting when I am running ./runInstaller.

Please help.
 
Old 10-04-2002, 02:45 PM   #5
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I think the problem may be related to the JRE_LOCATION parameter in the file <cdrom-path>/install/oraparam.ini file. On my version this reads

JRE_LOCATION = /usr/local/jre

but in some comments I have seen the JRE_LOCATION seems to point to the directory you quote i.e. ../stage/Components/oracle.swd/jre/1.1.8/DataFiles/Expanded.

One workaround suggested at http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/utils/uoracle3.html is to copy the entire cd to your harddisk, edit this parameter, create a symlink, and install from the hard disk. Otherwise I suppose you could copy the individual file, edit it and then burn a new cd with the updated oraparam.ini file...!

I don't know if there's any other way as the param is hard coded into the file.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 10:18 PM   #6
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Lightbulb [MDK 9.0 with RDBMS 8.1.7] the same problem you got + its solution

My distro is MDK 9.0.
I had the same problem you have with RDBMS 8.1.7 which runs smoothly with MDK 8.0 (just had to follow Oracle glibc patch).

For MDK9.0+ora817, I only had to follow parts of what says http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/utils/uoracle3.html

Notice 9.0 an 9iR1 works fine (but 9i is very resource consuming in my little box).

Here are my way to install it :
- Download jdk118_v3-glibc-2.1.3.tar.bz2
- xtract to /usr/local
- there, link java -> /usr/local/jdk118_v3/ (or use 'jre' if you want)
- edit oraparam.ini (in <where you extract the whole Disk1 of 817>/install) : JRE_LOCATION=/usr/local/java (or 'jre' if previously linked so)
- ./runInstaller
That's all (Folks) :P for the problem of jre failling to launch.
Then all ran smoothly in my case

Now another problem appears... sqlplus and svrmgrl are working.
But Netca and DBassist have their jre fail with :

Unable to initialize threads: cannot find class java/lang/Thread
Could not create Java VM

I am searching for solution, any idea would help.


Hydralisk

Last edited by hydralisk; 10-20-2002 at 05:48 PM.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 05:18 PM   #7
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Cool dbassist and netca launched !!

For reminding, after smooth install of RDBMS 8.1.7 (cf my previous post)

I read this :
*Getting an error message saying "can't find class java/lang/Thread"
*You have JDK 1.1.6v5 and not the JRE 1.1.6v5. Java classes are stored in rt.jar in the JRE, while they are stored in classes.zip in the JDK. Furthermore, dbassist has the its -classpath command-line argument set to rt.jar. See Obtain the Java Runtime Environment

So I tilted that I should have installed JRE1.1.6 tar !
Then I do it in /usr/local. Linked it to /usr/local/jre.

I also edited $ORACLE_HOME/bin/netca :
modified JREDIR to : JREDIR=/usr/local/jre

Do the same with ?bin/dbassist.

Then both should work.


IMPORTANT WARNING:
After that, Oracle linking is ok, all execs seem to work, but oracle binary is still in error (just try with your init.ora, setup your env, and try to connect internal, then startup nomount : Oracle stucks still).
Indeed one last thing is missing : it is GLIBC 2.1.
cf 3.4 of http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/uti...le3.html#ss3.1
And follow exactly what it is in the paragraph.
(download it at kernel.org : cf http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/utils/uoracle2.html)

Now re-install all RDBMS to start from clean.
Patch netca and dbassist after installation.

Tested by myself (newbie in Oracle with Linux :-) ).
So I almost follow the entire advice of mandrakeuser.org's directives... yes indeed. But as I trust nothing and as now I am installing 8.17 (not 8.1.6) on MDK9.0 (not 8.1), quite natural I re-test each part...

---
Humm now the score : 4 install attempts, 3 days research, hope everything is ok now

Last edited by hydralisk; 10-20-2002 at 07:50 PM.
 
Old 11-13-2002, 01:01 AM   #8
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Take Java out of your path, and remove any CLASSPATH variables before starting runInstaller, also export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5

Have you installed the glibc 2.1 compatibility packages and have the oracle-stubs patch for glibc 2.2?
 
Old 12-02-2002, 10:50 AM   #9
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Unhappy MDK 9 and Oracle 8i (8.1.7)

I have learned alot from reading this thread. I am still having problems getting my dbassist and netca working. as hydralisk noted, I am having the same problems. I am also a newbie to all of the above, but have not had problems with MDK 8.1 or 8.2 running Oracle 8i (8.1.7). I HAVE to use MDK 9 on my new server as the hardware is incompatible with 8.2 (darned integrated graphics and NIC )

Anyway, where do I make the $ORACLE_HOME/bin/netca entries? In the .bash_profile? PATH? and to modify the JREDIR...is that in the oraparam.ini?

HELP....please

A direct email will work also...turzanski@brodart.com

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:58 AM   #10
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Smile

Thank's, I drowned in all the java and gcc stories, but this was the simple solution for getting 8.1.7 installed on Redhad 8

I think the problem may be related to the JRE_LOCATION parameter in the file /install/oraparam.ini file.

JRE_LOCATION = /usr/local/jre

but in some comments I have seen the JRE_LOCATION seems to point to the directory you quote i.e. ../stage/Components/oracle.swd/jre/1.1.8/DataFiles/Expanded.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:07 PM   #11
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Mitch - Did you ever get everything working on RHL8 & Oracle? Just wondering of the JRE location change helped. - I am having the same problems with RHL9 and Oracle 9i
Any words of Advice?
Thank you,
Mark
 
Old 09-01-2003, 11:48 AM   #12
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Does any one have a copy of the Oracle stubs for glibc-2.1, Oracle seems to have taken it off line. You can email me with the attachment at jw_griffith@msn.com. It seems if I could find a copy for 2.1 it would break SuSE 8.1.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 12:09 PM   #13
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Very useful stuff on the following link which will guide you through all the installation steps,

http://www.puschitz.com/InstallingOracle9i.html
 
Old 09-01-2003, 12:10 PM   #14
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Very useful stuff on the following link which will guide you through all the installation steps,

http://www.puschitz.com/InstallingOracle9i.html

I have used this link to install O9i R2 on LRH9 and I cleared all the issues which are nicely explained on this site.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 12:17 PM   #15
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Thanks to Sikandar, but my box is limited to 256k (can't go to 9.1 < 512k) running SuSE 8.1, installing Oracle 8.1.7
 
  


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