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RE: Those installing Oracle 9i on AIX 5.2L

From: Rich Holland <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 12:04:00 -0700
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size=2>Interestingly, IBM doesn't seem to come with any decent man pages.  It's not just your SA's this time!
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installed every single man page package from all 5 of the 5L CD's and can get man pages for most system commands, nothing C-programming related, etc.  It's random enough that I type "man foo" and then google for "foo aix" to find the answer.  IBM has always been "different" about including online documentation.  When I started with AIXen (back in the 3.1 days) they included the InfoExplorer CD-ROM which required specific software to view it.  You couldn't just insert it into any old CD-ROM drive on another system and read it.  That's fine if you have dozens of AIXen around.  At the time, I had a single IBM server that hosted all the department's XTerms.  When it went down, there was no paper documentation -- it was all on that confounded CD-ROM that we coudn't read on a PC or Sun workstation!  :(
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least now they're HTMLifying it all, but they still insist on being "different" and not including nroff man pages.  *sigh*  I think that's my BIGGEST complaint about AIX ("Ain't Unix")...
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[EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of April WellsSent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 5:20 PMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LSubject: RE: Those installing Oracle 9i on AIX 5.2L

style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">   We don't GET access to man pages here... they take up too much   space... so does the C compiler.
  April Wells Oracle DBA/Oracle Apps
  DBA Corporate Systems Amarillo
  You will recognize your own path when you come upon it,   because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever   need.
  ~ Jerry Gillies ~
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  Kirtikumar Deshpande [<A
  href="mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]">mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]   Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 2:55 PM <FONT   size=2>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <FONT   size=2>Subject: RE: Those installing Oracle 9i on AIX 5.2L   As root, from other session, you can run 'slibclean' (check   the man pages for more info).  Then there is no   need to rename/remove so *.so library files.

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