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Re: 10g on Win32

From: Michael Möller <>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 22:00:00 +0100
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OK, my little WinXP has/had a and I just did the "standard" install of the 10g.

I was wondering why it didnt ask about the OracleHome, just about the "OracleBase" path, but now I know - there is no new "oraclehome". If I start the 9.2 HomeSelector it tells me "You have only one home, so it's useless to call me" (or words to that effect :-)

Hmm.. havnt played with that yet, but am I going to run my 92 if I cant switch homes? I mean sqlplus always comes up in the 10version as things stand. (O, I've got twiddle the path somewhere - care to give a clue?)

Anyhow, my 10g runs fine. Well, I'll qualify that: Login into the DB alwyas takes 13 seconds. (not 12, not 14, but 13). The EM is running, and it has analyzed itself to a problem "Your logins take 13.542 seconds". Something more to investigate (unless one of you has the answer handy). Also it wants to start the OracleCSService, which I have surmised is something RAC-related which to noones surprise fails on my laptop.

Ah well, work, work work....

Larry Elkins wrote:

> Win2K Pro, 8i R3, 9iR1, 9ir2, and 10g.
> I've been struggling with some of these issues, and have things working.
> When I installed, 9.2 listener was running and TNS_ADMIN was pointing to the
> 9.2 network\admin directory. Here I was manually tweaking listener.ora and
> tnsnames.ora in the 10g network\admin directory. After setting TNS_ADMIN to
> the 10G directory, everything is fine. I use IPC for everything, and with
> the 10G listener I can connect to all 4 versions of the databases. But, I
> can't connect to using the 10G version of SQL*Plus -- I get the
> error message you refer to. I think I remember someone saying that it could
> connect to the latest release of 8.1.7.
> Trickier was OEM. In the file was a connect string, fully
> qualifying everything -- e.g.
> "oracle.sysman.eml.mntr.emdRepConnectDescriptor=(DESCRIPTION\=(ADDRESS_LIST\
> _NAME \=O10G)))". I finally just yanked it out altogether. One issue that
> I'm working on is that with the listener.ora and tnsnames.ora only
> specifying IPC I could not connect through OEM (I tweaked the connect string
> above to an IPC type of connect, as well as numerous changes in the
> listener.ora and tnsnames.ora files, no luck). I had to go ahead and
> configure a TCP/IP listener location, and create a tcp/ip entry in addition
> to the IPC entry in the tnsnames.ora file. In fact, I had a draft email
> ready to send asking if anyone knows if you have to have a tcp/ip based
> entries to use OEM. That's the only way I've been able to get it to work.
> And I was up all night working on it. I'm still going through other
> configuration files, docs, etc to try to get the answer.
> Regards,
> Larry G. Elkins
> 214.954.1781
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Justin Cave (DDBC)
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 12:35 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: 10g on Win32
> The lack of an entry in the Oracle Home Selector is certainly an issue.
> On both the systems I installed, the new 10g Enterprise Manager complains
> that the "database status is unavailable", so EM won't allow me to do
> anything other than start & stop the database. The 10g listener also seems
> to have problems with the 8.1.7 and/or 9.2 databases on my development
> system, though I haven't spent a lot of time dealing with this particular
> issue.
> I also noticed that if I tried to connect to an 8.1.7 system from a 10g
> client, it complains about an unsupported connection type-- I believe it's
> the same error you get if you try to connect a 9.2 client to an Oracle 7
> system. I thought that 10g -> 8.1.7 was supported, though.
> Justin Cave
> Distributed Database Consulting, Inc.
> From: []
> On Behalf Of
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 11:04 AM
> To:
> Subject: 10g on Win32
> Just wondering what others experiences are installing this version.
> Did you perhaps find that there is no new version of the Oracle Home
> Selector?
> And that even if you hack the registry so that the old OHS can find the new
> Oracle 10g registry entries, it still does not set the PATH correctly?
> There are at least 2 OH path entries now for 10g. The standard OH/bin and
> now the OH/jre/bin. OHS does not correctly alter the PATH by moving both
> entries to the front of the list.
> I say 'at least two' because during installation it occurred that the PATH
> on
> my laptop would exceed 1023 characters and I chose to ignore the error.
> Perhaps a re-install would fix this.
> sigh... silly me. I thought the days of worrying about PATH size were
> over.
> Jared
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