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RE: installation question

From: Mercadante, Thomas F \(LABOR\) <>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 07:46:48 -0400
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If you are just talking the Rdbms install, then it has no impact. As long as you run the script before you try and start various database components, you will be fine. Specific examples are the Oracle agent and the listener (I think). Take a look at the script. For the Rdbms install, all it really does is to set permissions on some executable files. In a couple of cases, some files need to be owned by root - so a chown command is thrown in there. This is why the script needs to be run before you start running some components.

For other Oracle installations (like Oracle Applications & Portal), you *must* run before you proceed or your install gets all balled up.

As usual, your mileage may vary. I would make it a good habit to follow the installation instructions carefully, as what I said above may change for 10.x installations. Stuff changes fast around here!

Good Luck.


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[] On Behalf Of Maureen English Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 9:10 PM
To: oracle_L_list
Subject: installation question


I've been installing release 92080 on quite a few machines lately and have managed to do something unexpected on two of them. I've not noticed any issues after my *error*, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if there could be a problem that I just haven't seen, yet.

At the end of the installation, a window pops up with a message about needing to leave this window open and go run from another window. This is all well and good, but twice now I've been working in another window when this message pops up. If I happen to be typing too fast in my other window, the message pops up, the focus is transferred to the installation window before my brain catches up and I've managed to hit return <in my installation window> before the root script has been run. Does anyone know what impact this has on the installation?

Any comments are welcome.

Received on Wed May 02 2007 - 06:46:48 CDT

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