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RE: Unix Client Install

From: Jeremiah Wilton <>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 16:47:44 -0700
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If you want the OUI to recognize a hand-copied install, for the purposes of adding components, removing components or applying patchsets or upgrading, there are a few things you have to do.

In addition to the ORACLE_HOME, you have to copy oraInventory, and /var/opt/oracle/orainst.loc. If you do that, you will be able to run the installer later on the copy, and apply patchsets if you want. This goes for Unix client or server.

The script creates the inventory pointer (/var/opt/oracle/orainst.loc), so if you grab that script and run it as root on the copy of the install, you will get the pointer created correctly.

I hate the Oracle Universal Installer. It is pure evil.

Jeremiah Wilton

On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Lord, David - C&S wrote:

> But it is stored, by default, under the oracle account's home directory
> (together with the OUI and jre). I haven't tried it, but maybe you could
> copy those as well? I would guess that the paths to all of these bits would
> have to be the same on both machines.
> -----Original Message-----
> It will allow you to run Oracle, but you won't be able
> to upgrade it later. There some "orainventory" directory
> where OUI keeps track of what it has installed on this
> system. This folder is NOT stored in or under ORACLE_HOME
> Ed Maurer wrote:
> > Given virtually identical Unix machines (i.e.,
> > same kernel and patch sets,) is there any reason NOT
> > to take the cowards way out and use a tar file of
> > $ORACLE_HOME from the first client only install
> > (from CD with X-win client) to install to another
> > machine? My original install CD has 'walked'; I
> > could download and cpio ... or wait 3 days for
> > support to get me new CD's. Why shouldn't I use
> > the working installation as a base? Are there any
> > machine specific actions taken by the installer
> > besides obvious tnsnames if you use the installation
> > gui) for client installations ?
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