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Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587715] Tue, 18 June 2013 04:27 Go to next message
farooq_rcr
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Hi,

I have oracle10g installable in .rar format. I have unzipped it and started installer through setup.exe file, but in the secnd step itself it is asking product.xml file location , i searched entire installables but could not find any thing with such name, pls help in installing this oracle 10g on windows 2003 server.

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Farooq
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587716 is a reply to message #587715] Tue, 18 June 2013 04:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Where did you get the installation file? RAR? Oracle, as far as I know, provides ZIP files, not RAR ones. So, are you sure that it came from a legal source?
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587718 is a reply to message #587716] Tue, 18 June 2013 04:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
farooq_rcr
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Yes it is definitely legal. I have been asked to download the software from a shared location and the file name is ora10.2.0.5_x86.rar

I unzipped with 7zip software and started installer from the unzipped oui folder, and immediately hit the error which will ask location of products.xml file

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Farooq
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587719 is a reply to message #587718] Tue, 18 June 2013 04:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unfortunately, I can't help.

I believe John Watson answered your question previously (but it was lost, somehow, along with your question). Hopefully, he'll repost his message rather soon. (Of course, someone else might assist as well).
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587720 is a reply to message #587719] Tue, 18 June 2013 04:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay, thank you for help so far.

I will wait for John Watson's answer again, not sure how it got deleted.

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Farooq
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587721 is a reply to message #587718] Tue, 18 June 2013 04:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
Yes it is definitely legal.


If you have not product.xml then you have not a valid distribution.
If it is not a valid distribution then it is not legal.
Oracle does not provide rar files for a whole distribution, so it is not legal.
Ask the one that builds this file if he had not forgotten some files.

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Michel
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587724 is a reply to message #587721] Tue, 18 June 2013 05:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
farooq_rcr
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Hi Michael,

When i browse through shared location ...Oracle\oracle-media-10\WINTEL-x86\10.2.0.4 I find three folders client,clone and patches then i went into clone folder and downloaded the .rar file. But upon checking under client folder i can see products.xml.

I believe there should be similar file in clone also which is missing, any thoughts?

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Farooq
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587725 is a reply to message #587724] Tue, 18 June 2013 05:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What shared location?

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Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587727 is a reply to message #587725] Tue, 18 June 2013 05:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(I thought that he contacted Oracle as 10g can't be downloaded any more, and that they gave him a link to what he calls a "shared folder", calling that source "legal").
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587730 is a reply to message #587715] Tue, 18 June 2013 05:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The product.xml is in the stage directory, off the root of the installation DVD. It looks to me as though you have a copy of an installed Oracle Home, not a copy of the installation media. So you would need to follow a cloning routine, not an install. Ask the person who created the rar file.
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587731 is a reply to message #587730] Tue, 18 June 2013 05:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
farooq_rcr
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The shared location is our internal company shared location (sorry for confusing guys), and some one withing company might have created .rar file earlier.

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Farooq
Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587738 is a reply to message #587731] Tue, 18 June 2013 05:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
The shared location is our internal company shared location


So it is not an Oracle one.
It is not a correct one, you have to restart from a valid one or find the one that built the rar to explain you what's inside and how to use it.

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Michel

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Re: Oracle 10g installation asking for product.xml [message #587743 is a reply to message #587738] Tue, 18 June 2013 06:19 Go to previous message
farooq_rcr
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Thank you all for making me understand what the issue is, now i can head towards the right direction.

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Farooq
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