Re: The penny hasn't dropped yet...

From: Noons <>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 18:52:18 -0800 (PST)
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On Mar 5, 12:51 am, John Hurley <> wrote:

> Chill dude.  Your posting here made it a little unclear to me at least
> what you were aware of here.

You are right: sorry. Chilled.

> You don't really have any choice about installing it ... it comes with
> the software.  New patchsets and maintenance that goes into the system
> keeps updating it.

Wanna bet?
$cd $ORACLE_HOME/ccr
ksh: /u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/ccr: not found. $

:) qed.

> About the only choices that we have here is how we configure it ... if
> we configure it ... and if we use it ... how we use it.

One of the reasons why I spent a few months looking into it. Initially with the best of intentions, but as I learned more and more of what it does, with the single intention of disabling it once and for all.

> If your employer pays you to support Oracle databases then anything
> relevant to Oracle support probably comes under your discretion in
> some regard.  What you choose to do is obviously up to you.

Exactly. I chose to let Oracle support do their work, not me. There is a marked difference between supporting a database that happens to use Oracle software and supporting Oracle software: the two are far from interchangeable.

> The unfortunate situation is that Oracle customers need a support
> contract to be able to download patches/patchset updates/patchsets
> along with new releases etc.

Oracle used to sell separate upgrade licensing and support licensing, back in the pre-6 days.
Guess why they bundled both into a single licence? ;) I wonder if anyone ever tested the legality under common law of them doing so... Received on Thu Mar 04 2010 - 20:52:18 CST

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