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From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 22:49:38 -0500
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Just so that nobody remains uninformed:

On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 02:09:49 +0000, Mladen Gogala wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 10:06:31 -0800, Bart the bear wrote:

>> Look instead on OTN and on this group. OTN Forums for Linux and
>> Installation have
>> some good descriptions of the problem.

> Well, as an author of one of those technical descriptions, here it is:
> **************************************************************************
> Registered: 3/28/99
> Re: Oracle 10g R2 on FC5; ORA-12157 error on installation
> Posted: Mar 28, 2006 8:42 AM in response to: mgogala in response to:
> mgogala
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> The problem is in Linux threads: the new GLIBC 2.4.4-4 doesn't have Linux
> FC5 replaced it with the new thread library implementation called "NPTL".
> As a result, applications which try to use the old threading methods will
> "failure to communicate" expressed, of course, as 12157.
> One possible solution is here:
> Oracle Corp. is probably recompiling its software with new NPTL library and
> as we speak but it will probably not appear until RH EL5 (FC5 is a "testing
> for RH EL5). So, you should either downgrade to FC4 or something like CentOS
> wait until Oracle for RH EL5 hits the road. Personally, I'm downloading CentOS
> swearing at Red Hat. You can nail your NIC to a wall, it wan't change a thing.
> problem is in the new GLIBC.
> I will, however, keep trying to hack the present installation until the
> Any news will be promptly reported.
> **************************************************************************
> Since then, I downloaded an earlier glibc and unpacked it first in a
> separate directory and, after that, in $ORACLE_HOME/lib/i686. It didn't
> work.
> Basically, FC5 intentionally broke the compatibility with the old
> code, without telling anybody, just to get users to go to FC5. I will
> switch from FC5 to CentOS. This is the way to have a supported version
> of Oracle and inflict the maximal damage on Red Hat. Not only will I not
> be a free tester for their product, I will use the enterprise version
> for free. That is the minimum that I can do after what Red Hat has put
> me through.
> $ md5sum -c md5sum.dvd.asc
> CentOS-4.3-i386-binDVD.iso: OK
> It accepts any rpm for RH EL4 and will do just fine. What annoys me
> the most is the way Red Hat has done it: no application testing,
> no announcements, nothing. FC5 was designed as a trap waiting for
> the innocent "testers" to fall into it. All the features that are in
> FC5 now will be in RH EL5 in 6 months and, consequently, in the next
> CentOS clone. After this experience with FC5, my advice for anybody
> who would use Fedora for Oracle server is to reconsider. You will be an
> unpaid tester for the vendor who doesn't even value enough to warn
> you about the problem. As for the article mentioned in the beginning of
> the thread, I read it before downloading FC5 and was convinced that
> everything will be OK. The article is seriously misleading and should be
> withdrawn with an apology to all those who lost some serious time
> believing into claims made by the author. A week of FC5 actually being
> in the wild was more then enough for the author to re-test and correct
> his claims. When this wasn't done, warning on this group is completely
> in order. Nobody else needs to lose sleep over @#$%! Fedora Core 5.

Mladen Gogala

Mladen Gogala

Received on Tue Mar 28 2006 - 21:49:38 CST

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