RE: Oracle 10g installation on OUL 5

From: Randy Johnson <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 08:50:37 -0500
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Brandon is right. I've installed this and it works fine. In fact there are some very good reasons for going to OEL5 instead of OEL4 even for 10g (better iSCSI support, better support for block devices, etc.). My current client is using 64 bit OEL5 and 10gR2. Usually when you get the error that a library is missing (and you can see it is installed using the rpm -qa command) it is because it wants the other 'bitness' version of that RPM. Here is a command that might help. The ARCH field tells you the whether it is a 32 or 64bit RPM.  

rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}.%{RELEASE} (%{ARCH})\n" | sort  

You may also run into an issue regarding this version of Linux being supported by the installer. This can be resolved by tweaking the /etc/redhat-release file to make Oracle think it is running on OEL4. Check MetaLink notes for more info.  



From: [] On Behalf Of Frits Hoogland
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:15 AM
Cc: Tony van Lingen; Oracle-l
Subject: Re: Oracle 10g installation on OUL 5  

To make the previous comment on the missing libXp more complete (as per Oracle documentation): it's the 32-bit libXp library which needs to be installed, even on x86_64, because the installer is 32 bit.  


On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 1:33 AM, Allen, Brandon <> wrote:

No problem, you might want to take a look at Metalink note 419646.1 (32-bit) or 421308.1 (64-bit) too.  



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