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Re: Installing Oracle 10g on Linux -- OUCH!!

From: Ringo Langly <>
Date: 9 Nov 2004 07:27:11 -0800
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DA Morgan <> wrote in message news:<1099744436.156213_at_yasure>...
> Ringo Langly wrote:
> > These instructions very quite a bit between the different 'supported'
> > distros, none of which I have access to.
> What is it you are reading? There is no copy or version or edition of
> Oracle you can get that isn't the production distro. Nor is there any
> difference between the instruction you see and those used for any
> Oracle installation. Time to get your hands dirty or go back to MS Access.

Hi Danial,

The instructions I was referring to are here:

I am accustomed to a more involved installation process with anything on Linux over Windows, but I didn't think installing Oracle on Linux would involve so many updates, scripts, and so forth. I understand why it's needed, but it's definately not for the casual user.

I want to experience installing Oracle, but if I spend 5-10 hours a week for a few months learning Oracle, I don't want the first 2-4 weeks spent on installation and troubleshooting the installation. I want to spend more time on learning PL/SQL, backup/recovery, setting-up databases, and so forth. I'm assuming any company I go with will already have Oracle installed and implimented, and if not, I'm betting the installation process will vary depending on their platform of choice and version they use -- which is why troubleshooting the installation isn't high on my 'to learn' list. If needed I'll stick with Windows, but I'd rather use it on Linux.

I am ready to 'get my hands dirty', but I don't want to drown in mud.

Take care, and thanks for the comments,

Ringo Received on Tue Nov 09 2004 - 09:27:11 CST

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