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Re: Q: Is there any use for Oracle database port installation under Linux compat root ?
- To: Adrian Penisoara <ady_(_at_)_ady_(_dot_)_ro>
- Subject: Re: Q: Is there any use for Oracle database port installation under Linux compat root ?
- From: "Scott T. Hildreth" <shildret_(_at_)_scotth_(_dot_)_emsphone_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:04:13 -0500
- Cc: freebsd-database_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org, martinko <gamato_(_at_)_users_(_dot_)_sf_(_dot_)_net>
- Reply-to: shildreth_(_at_)_allantgroup_(_dot_)_com
On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 22:14 +0100, Adrian Penisoara wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:13 AM, martinko <gamato_(_at_)_users_(_dot_)_sf_(_dot_)_net> wrote:
> >> One more question: how usefull would it be to use the Linux (Bash)
> >> shell instead of a native (FreeBSD) shell ?
> > I'm not sure. I think using our (native) bash would be OK. On the
> > other hand if linux bash is usually installed with linux_base or other
> > common linux port we could use it. Or maybe we could use linux
> > version if available and fall back to native version otherwise, if it
> > is doable of course. I would recommend asking someone who ported a
> > few linux apps dependent on bash.
> Actually I was hoping for some feedback from people effectively using
> Oracle[XE] on FreeBSD. Anyone ?
Sorry, I haven't read through the whole thread. I am not exactly sure
what you are looking for, so I will just let you know how I run Oracle
on FreeBSD. I haven't run an install since 8.x.x, since they went to
the Java installer. I could never get it to stop locking up. So I
copied a 9.2 directory from one of our linux servers. We install in
the standard /u01/app/oracle/product/, I put the directory structure
in /usr and created a /u01 link. The oracle user on my system does
have the linux bash as its default shell, I only use this userid for
running CreateDBs. Everything works great running with my standard
userid and I also install gqlplus & sqldeveloper (very useful). I have
a start up script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d, which starts up the listener
and the db. I haven't had a need to upgrade to 10.x, but I am going
to soon. Hope this isn't completely useless info for you. :-)
> >> Thank you for your suggestions, I'm closer to the completion of the port.
> >> Adrian.
> > Thank you for doing this!
> > And btw what about standard Oracle RDBMS port ?
> The full blown Oracle RDBMS server has a standalone Java installer
> (the Oracle Universal Installer) and the Oracle DBA's are accustomed
> deploying it this way.
> On the other hand the Oracle installation tutorial in the FreeBSD
> ports could use some "freshening up" for newer versions. I will look
> into installing Oracle RDBMS after finishing up the OracleXE port(s).
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