The orarun package to be installed in SLES10
How neat is Suse!
I downloaded the DVD SLES10 on Novell.com. At the installation time, appart from Gnome, Development, X Window, there are a few new categories. One of them is called Oracle Database, and guess what, it installs all what I needed for Oracle. It creates an oracle account, with oinstall as primary group and dba as secondary group, it sets usefull things like ORACLE_HOME.
Ok, let’s unlock the account
chltlxlsc1:~ # usermod -s /bin/bash oracle chltlxlsc1:~ # passwd oracle Changing password for oracle. New Password: Reenter New Password: Password changed.
Ok, let’s install. SLES10 is not recognized as a certified OS yet. The DISPLAY thing has to be manually set too.
oracle@chltlxlsc1:~> ./runInstaller -ignoreSysPrereqs Starting Oracle Universal Installer... Checking installer requirements... Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, redhat-4, UnitedLinux-1.0, asianux-1 or asianux-2 Failed <<<< >>> Ignoring required pre-requisite failures. Continuing...
this is one of the friendliest installation I have ever made…
Download of the pre-release version of Suse Linux Entreprise 10 is now available
I just download and installed Oracle Application 10g Release 3 on my linux box.
The version released this week is very light! No ldap, no database, well, a light one…
Application Server 10g Release 3 x86: 531 MB Included: * Oracle HTTP Server * Oracle Application Server Containers for J2EE (OC4J) * Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Application Server Control * Oracle Business Rules * Oracle TopLink Application Server 10g Release 2 x86: 2 GB Included: * Oracle HTTP Server Oracle Application Server Containers for J2EE (OC4J) * Oracle Application Server Web Cache * Oracle Application Server Portal * Oracle Application Server Wireless * Oracle Sensor Edge Server * Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Application Server Control * Oracle Database Server 10g (10.1.0.4.2) * Oracle Internet Directory * Oracle Application Server Single Sign-On * Oracle Application Server Directory Integration Provisioning * Oracle Application Server Delegated Administration Services * Oracle Application Server Certificate Authority * Oracle Application Server Forms Services * Oracle Application Server Reports Services * Oracle Application Server Personalization * Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer * Oracle Security Developer Tools * Oracle Application Server Guard * OracleAS Backup and Recovery Tool
I tried to install on my notebook, and, o surprise, it works…
the only thing that was missing and required was public domain korn shell, pdksh, which is easy to find by googling
Last friday I installed RAC on my Suse10. Today, I installed Grid Control.
Of course it is not supported.
The packages I neeeded additionaly are db1 and openmotif.
It did not work 100%. I finally started the iasconsole (emctl start iasconsole), and within the iasconsole, I restarted the failed elements.
I created the repository manually (sysman/admin/emdrep/bin/RepManager)
I did read Dizwell article about Linux 10g Laptop RAC. The article is no longer available
I have just installed RAC 10gR2 on Suse10.
The document above guided me thru the steps.
Specific Suse10 :
– raw devices are configured by editing
/etc/raw with values like raw1:loop1 and must be activated with
rcraw start (+
chkconfig -a raw for persitence)
To take care :
– read point 8 to survive reboot…
Specific 10gR2 :
In 10gR2, MAXINSTANCES must not be specified by create controlfiles. In 10gR2, the controlfile can grow dynamically. Even if I created my controlfile with maxinstances=1, I can do
alter database add logfile instance 'RAC2' ; alter database add logfile instance 'RAC2' ; alter database enable instance 'RAC2';, which is simply great!
CREATE CONTROLFILE just belongs to the past!
I had to run vipca manually as root at the end of the root script of the crs installation. I also removed my existing oracle_homes and rebooted before installing database software again. The VIP interface must be configured in /etc/hosts and DOWN (ifconfig down eth0:2).
The doc written by Amit Poddar on Howad site is usefull. Enjoy rac’ing on your pocket desk calculator!
I prefer and recommend using Oracle on a supported version, like Suse Entreprise 9, because the installation is fair. The Installer does complain on SLES9 what is missing.
Ok, I just received a brand new notebook, I decided to go to Suse 10, and, Ô Miracle, the installation was pretty easy! I surely installed C++ development tools (how can I survive without a C compiler), but I missed the libaio and libaio-devl. Well, I installed it afterwards and my create database statement succeeded.
Sincerly, installing Oracle 10gR2 on Suse 10 is no longer a pain as it was before with non-supported versions.
I am so happy 😉
Well, my gnome evolution ms-exchange connector is still not working, but this I will fix asap