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RE: 9.2 on Red Hat 8.0

From: Orr, Steve <>
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 08:39:14 -0800
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> the reality is that RedHat 7.1 and 7.3 are the best
Is that a qualified opinion? ...based on your extensive experience and thorough testing with SuSE? :-) Others would debate with you... there's been a bit of discussion on this on the suse-oracle list:

The SuSE 8/United Linux release coming out in November sounds very good. But who has time for exhaustive research? My gut feel is that both SuSE SLES-8 and RH Adv Server 2.1 will be very good. Competition AND open-source... wow, life is wonderful. And since Oracle is saving us so much money with its Linux support they can charge us more for licenses. ;-)

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Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 9:44 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Oracle seems to change their "official" mind from time to time, but the reality is that RedHat 7.1 and 7.3 are the best versions to run with Oracle. I've had absolutely no problems with either version of the OS, and the installation and setup are well documented (both by Oracle and third-party sites).

AS2 appears to have been targetted to Oracle, and installs super clean (the least amount of effort yet required). Good deal if you're looking for the top of the line configuration.

I've tried installing 8.1.7 (my usual testbed) on RedHat 8.0 this past weekend and encountered some problems. It doesn't like Apache 2.0 in the mix, even though it doesn't use it. It has some problems getting the IP address, but I can fix that afterwards. The tough issues are which JDK (seems like 1.1.8 is the answer) and which compat- libs. I'm plowing through the compat- libs issue right now. Hopefully it will be fully installed and I can give some feedback as to how it runs in a week or so.


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