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RE: problem running dbca

From: Joe Cooper <>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 15:06:39 -0700 (PDT)
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We're running on SuSE 9 (which is an Oracle-certified combination), and I had to file a TAR for this problem exactly. After several iterations of fruitless back-n-forth with tech spt, I found the following link: A thread on this blog recommended, as a workaround, removing/renaming the following library files: $ORACLE_HOME/oui/jlib/classes12.jar
$ORACLE_HOME/oc4j/jdbc/lib/nls_charset12.jar (A third file was mentioned, but I didn't find it on my server.) I renamed these files, then the 'dbca' utility worked. (NOTE: 'netca' is also affected by this.)  

I updated the TAR telling Oracle that I wasn't to thrilled with this kludgy way of doing things. But they apparently didn't have a better answer, as their response was: (this is cut-n-pasted directly from the TAR)  

"The work-around is acceptable and should not cause a problem with other GUI Apps on your machine."  

A final note: the blog is geared toward Mac users, but it worked for my Windows XP desktop that I use with Reflections-X to talk with the LINUX server.  

HTH   Joe Cooper
Senior Oracle DBA
Highline Data
Austin, TX    

"Hollis, Les" <> wrote: You know, I have an install of SuSE 8.0 that I installed on top of and had absolutely NO problems with it...

Guess it's the later releases f Linux (9.0 etc ) that just don't like to play together....

-----Original Message-----
From: Mladen Gogala []=20 Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 4:12 PM
Cc: Hollis, Les;
Subject: Re: problem running dbca

stephen booth wrote:

>On 4/28/05, Hollis, Les wrote:
> =20
>>Any ideas?
>> =20
>Sounds like you're trying to use the free version, which isn't
>certified for Oracle due to library incompatibilities. There are work
>arounds that let you do it (try googling) but they are a bit Heath
>Robinson (i.e. a kludge) so aren't reccomended.
> =20

Well, nothing is certified on freeware, but what are the friends for?=20 With enough effort, you can make
it run. It's not certified, but certifiable geeks will find the way.

Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA
Ext. 121


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