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RE: Troubles installing Oracle 8.1.5 on AIX, this time 4.3.3

From: Cyril Thankappan <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 15:57:46 -0400 (EDT)
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Please ensure that u have a C-compiler installed too!


PS: can u pls (later at leisure!) mail me the steps u followed ?

------Original Message------
From: Veronica Levin <> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <> Sent: July 14, 2000 9:26:43 PM GMT
Subject: RE: Troubles installing Oracle 8.1.5 on AIX, this time 4.3.3

Thanks Sean,
The display problem is already solved. Now I am dealing with linking problems.

It seems like I didn't intalled the make utility and all its library. I used the AIX 4.3.3 CD's to install and I can't find the missing parts in them. Do you have any idea of where I should look for this????

To be more direct:
The directories /usr/ccs/bin and /usr/ccs/lib in this test enviroments have less than a half than the production machine.

I guess there is where my problems origin.

Any help on this would be appreciated :)


Ver?nica Levin Enr?ez
Administrador AIX
Compa??Cervecera de Nicaragua
Tel?no: 505-2493779
Fax: 505-2443979

-----Mensaje original-----
De: [] Enviado el: Viernes 14 de Julio de 2000 12:25 PM Para: Veronica Levin
Cc: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Asunto: RE: Troubles installing Oracle 8.1.5 on AIX, this time 4.3.3

On Fri, 14 Jul 2000, Veronica Levin wrote:

> I just tried your suggestion...didn't work. Same error.
> What else can I do? I still don't understand why am I getting this error.


Getting a program to startup under X is fairly simple. There are two things that have to be done. Sometimes these are done by default on a workstation, so when you startup a program remotely they may be new to you.

First you have to tell the program where to display. It can display on any X compatible terminal on the internet, believe it or not. You tell it by setting the DISPLAY environment variable like this:

$ export DISLAY=

The 0.0 part specifies the display on that terminal, as there may be more than one (leave it to unix, nothings ever simple :-) )

Next you have to make that display ACCESSIBLE by that program. Normally on a workstation, if you're the user running the program, and the same as the user who started X, there's no problem. Otherwise you have to do some permutation like this:

$ xhost + localhost
or possibly
$ xhost +
or this
$ xhost +

One more important thing. This xhost command has to be run on the machine where you're going to display your prgram, *AS* the user which started X, otherwise you won't have the proper permissions (except if you're root).

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need more explanation.


Author: Veronica Levin

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