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RE: 9iRel2 install on RHEL ES4

From: Reidy, Ron <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:59:12 -0600
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This changing of /etc/redhat-release is not a very good idea. This file is used by up2date and spoofing it to install software is IMHO, not a very good idea. Better to use the -ignoreSysPrereqs when invoking runInstaller.  

Ron Reidy
Lead DBA
Array BioPharma, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of John Smiley Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 10:40 AM
Cc:; Subject: Re: 9iRel2 install on RHEL ES4

Have a look at my article on installing 10g on Linux on the OTN Web site:  

This particular problem is addressed in the article:  

For RHEL4 Only: The Oracle Universal Installer will check the operating system release to verify that it is a supported release. As of Oracle Database 10g, the installer does not recognize RHEL4 as a supported release. The workaround is to follow the steps below prior to running runInstaller.  

cp /etc/redhat-release /etc/redhat-release.orig cat > /etc/redhat-release << EOF Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon)EOF John Smiley
Technical Management Consultant
TUSC, Inc.  

On 6/22/05, Joe Smith <> wrote:

Is there a way to work around this:

[oracle_at_host Disk1]$ ./runInstaller
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking installer requirements...

Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, SuSE-8 or UnitedLinux-1.0

                                     Failed <<<<

Exiting Oracle Universal Installer, log for this session can be found at /tmp/OraInstall2005-06-22_07-57-51AM/installActions2005-06-22_07-57-51AM.log [oracle_at_host Disk1]$

this is what happens whe I try to install on RH Ent ES4.


>10.1.0.x is much cleaner wrt install.
>On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 04:17:39PM -0500, Joe Smith wrote:
> > Has anybody installed on RHEL ES4 (x86_64)? According to
> > Note303859.1 (9iR2 on RHEL4) I need to apply patch 4198954. This is
> > compat-oracle-rhel4-1.0-3 and compat-libcwait-2.0-1 rpms. As soon as I
> > I get the error:
> >
> > ERROR: object '/usr/lib/' from /etc/
> > be preloaded: ignored
> >
> > when I remove the rpms, the errror message goes away.
> >
> > Oracle Note252217.1 (9iR2 on RHEL3) states that patch 3006854 needs to
> > installed. This patch has a README that states "Not for IA64 machines".
> > Has anybody ran into this problem before? Any help you will be
> >
> > thanks.
> >
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