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Re: 8.1.6 client install

From: Kimberly Smith <>
Date: 07 Jun 2000 07:01:43 -0700
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I have done a couple of 8.1.6 installs on NT workstations with no problems. What version are you running on and what patch level are you at? Also, are you putting the 8.1.6 install into its own Oracle Home? It cannot share with previous releases (well maybe 8.1.5 but I am not sure on that one).

Kimberly Smith
Gresham, Oregon
Work: 503-669-6050


Date: 06 Jun 2000 08:55:27
From:"Gupta, Rakesh" <> To:Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <ORACLE-L> Subject:RE: 8.1.6 client install

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I am facing the same problem. Oracle support advised me to clean the registry and delete all oracle related files but that did not help either. Please let me know if you find a solution.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Beckstrom []
> Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 9:35 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: 8.1.6 client install
> As anyone succesfully installed this on an NT workstation. I have had a
> TAR w/Oracle for about a week now with little success. What is happening
> is that the install is not recording an inventory of what it installed.
> For example, installed client. Re-inserted CD and it said nothing
> installed even though the install completed??
> In the install log, there is nothing about the install ending. The
> install screen just vanishes after getting to about 100 % done.
> Jeffrey Beckstrom
> Database Administrator
> Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
> 1240 W. 6th Street
> Cleveland, Ohio 44113
> (216) 781-4204

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 From: "Miller, Jay" <>
 Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 10:03:51 -0400 
 Subject: RE: Temp. segments/extents not being dropped

Hmm, SMON only wakes up to clean up temp segments every 5 minutes.  How long
after the SQL doing the sort was killed were you having the problems before
you did the ALTER TABLESPACE command?

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 6:00 PM
Subject: RE: Temp. segments/extents not being dropped

I think I understand what you are saying.
My situation was that the extents were not being "released".
That is, the space was unavailable for other transactions to use.
We were failing with space errors.

Also, we do have the tablespace defined as TEMPORARY.


"Miller, Jay" <> on 06/05/2000
03:05:08 PM

Please respond to

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To:   Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <>

Subject:  RE: Temp. segments/extents not being dropped

If the tablespace is of type temporary then the extents do not get
They remain allocated (but unused)once the initial sort is done.  This is a
good thing, as it reduces the processing necessary for extent allocation.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 3:03 PM
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Looking for some information on the following:

We had an incident last week where an Oracle instance ( on NT
was running into problems acquiring space for additional extents on
the defined temporary tablespace.

While looking at the situation, we discovered that there was just about
free space left in the tablespace.  There was a whole bunch of extents
created and owned by "SYS" and they had some flaky numeric
identifier for the segment-name (something like  37.123).

Other processes were failing, being unable to allocate temp space.

We looked around on Metalink, and discovered a note about
forcing temporary segments/extents to be cleaned up by

We executed the statement.  Lo and behold, all the segments disappeared,
back into
free space.

My guess is that there was a large sort (we do some of those) that failed,
and left segments out there.  I do not understand why they wouldn't clean

Any information?
Received on Wed Jun 07 2000 - 09:01:43 CDT

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