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Re: universal installer sucks!

From: MS <>
Date: 8 Jul 2002 13:11:56 -0700
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I am not a MS fanatic. I love unix and that's the reason I miss the command line/text based install options with oracle. We are not provided a workstation unless absolutely necessary due to desktop maintenance issues - I am talking about a company with more than 300 people working at this location. I don't think this issue is related to emulator performance, which is working well with the other x-win applications on unix (like xterm). I believe the problem lies with the java GUI of oracle installer.

-Madhu S

"Alexys Flores" <> wrote in message news:<TeoV8.2365$>...
> Are you an Mickey Soft fanatics ????, Off course you need an X-emulator coz
> your using PC not an X-Window terminal - get a Solaris or AIX or HPUX
> workstation for that purpose. DAAH, Ask you Network administrator for fast
> network response time, Also your using a PC DAAH.
> MS <> wrote in message
> > 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
> >
Received on Mon Jul 08 2002 - 15:11:56 CDT

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