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Re: runInstaller

From: Eric D. Pierce <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 23:03:18 -0800
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speaking as a netware/dos/windows person since oracle 5, the 8.1.7 oui for windows 2000 didn't seem that bad, but it did have a "lowest common denominator" type feel to it.

on an "old" PII/450, it took about 45 minutes to install just the 8.1.7 db pieces (with no "starter" database), including a fast read through the install docs while running the installer.

my far bigger gripe is about the lack of clear, concise, basic (standard) documentation on how to get all the pieces working in a typical client-server environment, particularly in comparison to using oracle 7.3

the list of 397 1/2 various platform and non-platform specific document sets containing bizarre maze of cross references, and all the product renaming and renumbering complexity wierdnesses is a major pita.

anyone have a good oracle tech support document id# that just has a straight foward description of what is needed for doing a basic client-server set up of 8.1.7 with the "6i" developer stuff (on windows 2000)?

ha haa haaa haaaa haaaaa haaaaaa!!!

On 9 Jul 2002 at 12:47, Scott.Shafer_at_dcpds.cpms.osd.m wrote:

Date sent:      	Tue, 09 Jul 2002 12:47:19 -0800
To:             	Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L 

> What I wouldn't give for "./orainst /c" right now.
> <RANT>
> Where is the productivity and ease of use of the #$%^#@ OUI when it takes
> hours and hours just to load up all the java crap!


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