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Re: Oracle & FC6

From: LS Cheng <>
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 14:05:41 +0100
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Hi Mladen

AFIAK Patchset for Linux x86 was out a couple of months ago.

On 11/4/06, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> I just installed FC6 on a partition and tried to install Oracle x86.
> I did install libaio, libaio-devel, compat-libstdc++ and all the rest, but
> the installation
> was unsuccessful. Both GUI tools (dbca and netca) crapped out during the
> installation phase,
> which was a bad sign. When I manually configured all the files, created
> background_dump_dest
> and its brethren cdump and udump, initTST.ora, orapwTST and the whole 9
> yards, sqlplus "/ as sysdba"
> was just hanging there. FC5 was creating huge problems and now FC6 seems
> to go along the same
> path. It looks like Fedora will cease being a usable distribution for
> Oracle. I'm making
> my mind between CentOS which would leave me within the generally well
> known and supported
> world of Red Hat or Ubuntu, recent new favorite of the Oracle Corp. Of
> course, my FC4 still
> works. From what I read, Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian, only marginally
> adjusted to be
> usable by humans. It doesn't look good. Of course, with the recent war
> games between Oracle
> and Red Hat, there are no guarantees that Oracle will support EL5, even if
> it comes out soon.
> Patch sets are far between and of lower and lower quality. Patchset
> is still not
> available for Linux, despite being out on SUN for months. Linux doesn't
> look like a tier 1
> platform that it was promised to be. Solaris x86 is in worse situation
> still. From afar,
> it looks like Oracle Corp. is in utter disarray, quite incapable of
> producing decent quality
> code. Oh, and FC6 is not much better, it overwrote all of my GRUB entries
> end wiped the
> /boot filesystem clean. Have I not had a backup, I would have been in a
> bad predicament.
> Jesus saves and so do I, to a DVD, whenever possible.
> --
> Mladen Gogala
> --

Received on Sat Nov 04 2006 - 07:05:41 CST

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