Re: is it possible to run oracle server as non-root, non-system process?

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:05:32 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <lvtqfs$s5i$>

On Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:54:57 -0700, ddf wrote:

> You are not supposed to install or run the Oracle database as 'root'.
> There should be an 'oracle' account used to install, and run, the
> database. You need to login as the 'oracle' user, run the installer,
> install the software then use 'root' ONLY when requested to run any
> scripts. Oracle never runs as 'root'.

Actually, the newer versions are packaged as RPM packages and should be installed by user root. The user is probably trying to install on a nonsupported  Debian distribution.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Wed Sep 24 2014 - 09:05:32 CEST

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