Re: How to find out version and install security patches?
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 00:39:16 -0700 (PDT)
thanks for your reply, so I have
SQL> select * from v$version;
Oracle9i Release 22.214.171.124.0 - Production PL/SQL Release 126.96.36.199.0 - Production CORE 188.8.131.52.0 Production
TNS for Linux: Version 184.108.40.206.0 - Production NLSRTL Version 220.127.116.11.0 - Production
> Excellent choice to start criticizing Oracle right away.
> Oracle runs on many platforms. There is one installer for all of these
> platforms. Now why would they have done that?
Yes, why would've Oracle hire a person to test and provide Linux packages (similar to PostgreSQL and MySQL)?
They better provide a graphical installer (i.e. installing over SSH isn't an option), then let the paying customer spend few days trying to find a workaround for the installer not running (the Java/libwait error), then another few days for "Linking" stage failing (the libgcc error).
> You'll need 18.104.22.168 to install Critical Patch Updates aka CPUs
So I can't install CPUs for 22.214.171.124?
> You didn't see a tab labeled 'Patches' on Metalink?
> Woulodn't that be very obvious?
Really I don't see it at Metalink. I see only (tried FF and MSIE): Headlines, Knowledge, Service Request, SCM, Certify.
> There is RMAN. There is a backup and recovery manual online at
Thanks, I'll read it.
> It appears this isn't true: Apparently this forum is going to
> administrate this server by providing you a free Oracle tutorial.
> Please do not ask to abstract it, Please do not ask to provide free
> scripts. Please do not ask to do your work.
> If you can't do it, hire someone who can.
I'm still allowed to ask (even stupid one) questions in this newsgroup without having to hire you right away, don't I?
> Sybrand Bakker
> Senior Oracle DBA
Alex Received on Sun Jun 01 2008 - 02:39:16 CDT