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Re: universal installer sucks!

From: MS <>
Date: 8 Jul 2002 13:05:30 -0700
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Just to be clear, 75kbps that I refer is 75k bytes/sec and is the actual transfer rate I get. I consider that to be reasonable speed. The n/w itself is probably T3 line (>10M bytes/sec ?). All text based commands and vi editor run on xterm terminal are doing good.

The 9.2 installation was done on local LAN (>1M byte/sec transfter rate) and was still slow.

Looks like others are not facing what I am facing, it could be: - everyone is installing on super fast n/w or not doint any remote installs at all
- may not have installed 9.2 install over the n/w

that's all I have to say.

-Madhu S

Sybrand Bakker <> wrote in message news:<>...
> On 5 Jul 2002 12:22:45 -0700, (MS) wrote:
> >I have found the gui tool (OUI) for installation slow and painful. It
> >used to be tolerable on local LAN installs. Of late I had to install
> >8.1.7 on servers on the east coast (US) (I work in west coast), the
> >network being slow - around 75kbps, I found that I have to wait around
> >3-5 seconds for response to each mouse click. Oracle 9.2 install is
> >similarly so bad - even on a local LAN install - I have to wait 3-5
> >seconds for each mouse click. If I have to scroll on the gui, it's
> >just miserable. Is this something others have faced too? Is there a
> >way to speed up the process (other than using response files)? I know
> >java gui is slow but it can't be so bad, it's probably the application
> >that is bad. Is this the best oracle could come up with?
> >
> >Other issue I have with this gui is it expects me to have X-windows
> >and where I work we connect to unix servers from PC, so we need to buy
> >a x-emulator just to install! This is so un-unix. I miss the text
> >installer so bad! Can anything be done to force oracle to provide text
> >based installer?
> >
> >Also with Oracle 9.2 install I find the GUI is still worse, even on a
> >local LAN install .
> >
> >Any suggestions are welcome.
> >
> >thanks.
> >
> >-Madhu S
> Looks like you don't have the hardware and the software to work with
> Oracle. Why do you blame the installer when it is evident your network
> is the culprit? Millions of people can work with the installer!
> Regards
> Sybrand Bakker, Senior Oracle DBA
> To reply remove -verwijderdit from my e-mail address
Received on Mon Jul 08 2002 - 15:05:30 CDT

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