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RE: Moving db to linux

From: Nelson, Allan <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 12:46:15 -0600
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We've put on several Linux machines of various capacities from a 1 CPU 400 Mhz P2 to a 4 CPU 2.8 GHZ P4 server. We have used RH AS 3 and Whitebox with good success. Werner's site is a great supplement to the Oracle docs. I'm sure 10g will be better in all respects but this database is going to be using Quest's SharePlex to replicate a production Oracle Apps 11.5.7 db so I can't just use anything I want to. I have to use supported versions.


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[] On Behalf Of Mladen Gogala Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 12:30 PM To:
Subject: Re: Moving db to linux

This was scary as hell. I haven't had any problems on RH-9, even if I'm running the lates 2.4 kernel and have patched versions of JFS (1.1.4-delopment)
gcc-3.3.3 (half way to the beast) and perl 5.8.3 eagerly awaiting Jonathan's report of SuSE SLES 8. Hopefully, that will be easier.

On 02/26/2004 01:08:51 PM, Ray Stell wrote:
> >Im, going to be moving a 220 GB database from HP-UX to Red
Hat AS 3.0 running
> Have you actually installed on Red Hat AS 3.0. It
> is pretty ugly, I refused to do the patches a metalink tar
> suggested, because they are absurd, and constitute a lack of
> support. With, at least the installer will run:
> --
> Operating System: Linux x86 Version Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 3
> Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition Version 9.2
> N/A Version N/A
> Status: Certified
> Product Version Note:
> None available for this product.
> Certification Note:
> The following requirements are needed for a successful installation of
Oracle 9iR2 ( on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
> 1. Software:
> Linux kernel version would be 2.4.21-4.EL
> Glibc Version Number glibc 2.3.2-95.3
> Required OS Patches
> - compat-db-
> - compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.122
> - compat-gcc-c++-7.3-2.96.122
> - compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.122
> - compat-libstdc++-devel-7.3-2.96.122
> - openmotif21-2.1.30-8.i386.rpm
> - setarch-1.3-1
> 2. Environment:
> Put gcc296 and g++296 first in $PATH variable by creating the
following symbolic links. These are required for the relinking of some Oracle binaries (as root)
> % mv /usr/bin/gcc /usr/bin/gcc323
> % mv /usr/bin/g++ /usr/bin/g++323
> % ln -s /usr/bin/gcc296 /usr/bin/gcc
> % ln -s /usr/bin/g++296 /usr/bin/g++
> hostname command should return the fully qualified hostname as shown
> - % hostname
> - hostname.domainname
> If any Java packages are installed on the system, unset the Java
environment variables, for example JAVA_HOME.
> The oracle account used to install Oracle, should not have the
Oracle install related variables set by default. For example setting ORACLE_HOME, PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include Oracle binaries in .profile, .login file and /etc/profile.d should be completely avoided.
> 3. Other environment settings:
> For hugemem kernel install rpm setarch-1.0-2.i386.rpm or higher.
> - % setarch i386
> For uni, smp and boot kernel this step is not required.
> Define and export the environment variable LD_ASSUME_KERNEL before
starting the install process:
> - % export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19
> Additional Installation Steps
> Open a new terminal window
> Apply bug patch 3006854 - to resolve libcwait symbol issue before
invoking Oracle installer.
> After completing above steps start ./runInstaller from 9iR2 CD 1 from
shell where you have defined above variable. You may get the following two errors:
> Relink error for - Click ignore and complete the
install. Apply the patch for Bug 3119415 after the install is completed
> ctx relinking error in Click ignore. This is fixed by
applying patchset
> The installation will continue without displaying further errors.
> For customers using asynch_io , apply bug patch 3208258.
> ===============================================================
> Ray Stell (540) 231-4109 KE4TJC 28^D
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