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RE: Windohs client problems

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 11:37:00 -0800
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric D. Pierce []
> Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 1:07 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: RE: Windohs client problems
> Dude,
> Tisk, tisk, sounds like you didn't read all 25,000 pages of
> documentation before starting your install/deinstall/reinstall
> hell.

25K pages is a lot of time in the bathroom...  

> VAX?! Well, the versions of early Oracle products were quite
> simple back then, no? Installing Oracle stuff on Netware or
> DOS/Windows back in the old days was pretty easy too.

Nay, my good man. I stated "VMS", which != "VAX". One of our Oracle servers here is an Alpha running VMS (or "OpenVMS" as the marketing cronies call it). And my other workstation, also an OpenVMS/Alpha runs 9.0.1 quite happily. Oracle won't let me D/L 9iR2 for VMS yet (they say it's a space issue on OTN), but when I can, I'll install that for testing, too. Or I could just order it. (eh.)  

> The kind of complex combo you are attempting is probably
> inherently going to be problematic, and I would definitely
> have asked Oracle tech support about install sequence issues
> (as well as the ODBC problems, etc.). My assumption is that
> the earlier product(s) should be installed first, but that may
> or may not be much of a factor. You've got a lot of stuff to
> tease out to find the "real" problem. I would go through
> separate clean installs of each pair of programs, looking for
> glitches, then add anothe component, etc.

Yeah, I know I need to place a TAR. But the last one I placed was a *dream*, thanks to Cathy_at_Oracle. Not only did she actually e-mail me directly (as opposed to only updating the TAR), but she even called to see that her fix actually worked. And it did (STATSPACK install f'ed up a couple dozen SYS packages)! I closed the TAR pleading that she forward my comments to her super because this was the way a TAR should be handled.

I guess I'm afraid to try for another TAR because I know it'll be back to The Old Way of handling a TAR.

BTW, I've installed the 9i EE S/W in order to get the ONames Server and not to run a DB. I also wanted the ability to build a quick test DB for OiD if needed.


Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator              Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA
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Received on Wed Jul 24 2002 - 14:37:00 CDT

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