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Re: Oracle 9.2 on RH ES 4 x86_64

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 15:20:06 -0800
Message-ID: <>

I haven't yet fixed this particular problem.

Here's a very useful tip I found on one of the Oracle forums:

run this RPM query to see if all needed packages are installed. # rpm -q --qf '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE} (%{ARCH})\n' binutils compat-db control-center gcc gcc-c++ glibc glibc-common gnome-libs libstdc++ libstdc++-devel make pdksh sysstat libaio libaio-devel

The output should included all of the packages shown below (for an x86-64 system)
I don't know why xscreensaver and pdksh were included, as they should not be necessary to install Oracle.

The libaio packages are definitely required. The libaio-devel-0.3.105-2 (x86_64) package was missing from the box I am working on. up2date would not locate it, so I manually installed it. (libaio-0.3.105-2.x86_64.rpm)

Oracle 10gR2 will link without it, but when sqlplus tries to load it to connect to a database, it will fail.

binutils- (x86_64)
compat-db-4.1.25-9 (i386)
compat-db-4.1.25-9 (x86_64)

control-center-2.8.0-12.rhel4.2 (x86_64) gcc-3.4.5-2 (x86_64)
gcc-c++-3.4.5-2 (x86_64)
glibc-2.3.4-2.19 (x86_64)
glibc-2.3.4-2.19 (i686)

glibc-common-2.3.4-2.19 (x86_64)
gnome-libs- (x86_64)
libstdc++-3.4.5-2 (x86_64)
libstdc++-3.4.5-2 (i386)
libstdc++-devel-3.4.5-2 (x86_64)

make-3.80-5 (x86_64)
pdksh-5.2.14-30.3 (x86_64)
sysstat-5.0.5-1 (x86_64)
libaio-0.3.105-2 (i386)
libaio-0.3.105-2 (x86_64)
libaio-devel-0.3.105-2 (x86_64)

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

On 3/20/06, Steve Perry <> wrote:

> I can't help with the 9i, but I ran into the 10g issue before. In fact,
> the sys admin questioned whether or not Oracle was truly 64-bit or changed
> just enough to run on a 64-bit (i.e. just a marketing bullet). We also
> thought that maybe the installer was still 32-bit and that's why it required
> so many 32-bit packages.
> I'm starting to get a lot more requests for 64-bit oracle instead of
> 32-bit so please update us with what you find out.
> Steve
> On Mar 20, 2006, at 06:04 PM, Jared Still wrote:
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