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Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447025] Thu, 11 March 2010 10:43 Go to next message
lexluther
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Hi,

I want to install Oracle DB on a non-windows platform. What I want to know is what Linux/UNIX/Solaris/or whatever distribution is the most appropriate, I mean that I can install with minimal tuning and whithout additional packages installation. Just plug and play. I mean in case of OpenSuse 11.2 it's a real hell, multiple packages are missing. So what I want is the OS where it will need at maximum 1-2 external packages or updates.

PS: It's for educational purposes. And I need anything but NOT windows.

PS1: Sorry for my English, I'am from Ukraine.

Thank you.
Artem Vyrtosu
Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447029 is a reply to message #447025] Thu, 11 March 2010 10:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, It has to do with OS, not with Oracle.
11gR2 is still new. My last install of 11gR2 on Sparc was just fine~!. Have not on tried SuSE yet. Did you already try 11gR1?.
I find express edition to be real-plug and play.
Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447031 is a reply to message #447025] Thu, 11 March 2010 10:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just go to http://www.oracle.com/pls/db102/portal.portal_db?selected=3 and read the installation guide then choose the one you prefer but I doubt choosing the OS by the easiness to install is very smart. You install once and use your database every day maybe this second point is more important.

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Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447188 is a reply to message #447031] Fri, 12 March 2010 04:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michel Cadot wrote on Thu, 11 March 2010 10:52
Just go to ... and read the installation guide then choose the one you prefer but I doubt choosing the OS by the easiness to install is very smart. You install once and use your database every day maybe this second point is more important.

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Michel


Thank you for help, I know it. What I wanted from users of this form is to get know who did it in reality cause you know it will never be just like in documentation. There is always some details we get to know only when dealing with it.

I am not DBA, I am software developer so for me question of OS is as important as question of ORACLE itself. I mean I do not want to use it once it is installed.It is of no interest for me. I want to know how to tune it and some low level features.
Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447200 is a reply to message #447188] Fri, 12 March 2010 05:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you just want "know how to tune it and some low level features" but you "do not want to use it" then you don't need Oracle at all, just read the documentation, books and forums.

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Michel
Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447205 is a reply to message #447200] Fri, 12 March 2010 05:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But I need to practice. So I want just to know which alternate OS works with ORACLE with minimal installation related work. And I want to know it from your experience.

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Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447206 is a reply to message #447205] Fri, 12 March 2010 05:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oracle XE on Windows: just click and go.

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Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447208 is a reply to message #447206] Fri, 12 March 2010 06:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The problem is that I can't use Windows software. What I need actually is to setup ORACLE db on non-windows OS. I don't mind which exactly. I have indicated this in the main topic.
Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447214 is a reply to message #447208] Fri, 12 March 2010 07:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes but your main purpose is for your education (on tuning and [Oracle] internals), so what is the problem with Windows?

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Michel

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Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447219 is a reply to message #447214] Fri, 12 March 2010 08:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ahh, the problem with Windows is that like .NET it makes developers stupid. I mean with Linux\e.t.r, just by installing it you learn an immense bunch of things. With Windows you learn nothing. If for example the easiest way to install it is on Slackware, I will install Slackware and besides ORACLE install I will learn many additional things. Which is good for my salary Smile)).

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Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447222 is a reply to message #447219] Fri, 12 March 2010 08:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So your criteria is "the easiest one among those that are not easy to install"?

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Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447224 is a reply to message #447208] Fri, 12 March 2010 09:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As said before, Oracle10 XE is available for Linux.
Pretty straight forward installation.
Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447228 is a reply to message #447222] Fri, 12 March 2010 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michel Cadot wrote on Fri, 12 March 2010 08:16
So your criteria is "the easiest one among those that are not easy to install"?

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Michel


The easiest ORACLE installation among those OS that are the most difficult to work with. I think that would be exactly what I want.
Re: Which Linux/UNIX/Solaris/Whatever distribution is the most appropriate [message #447237 is a reply to message #447228] Fri, 12 March 2010 10:26 Go to previous message
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So Mahesh gave you the best one.

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