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RE: 10g on Win32

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 16:40:15 -0500
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Why not? My laptop runs Gentoo Linux very well! ;-)

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From: [] Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 4:30 PM
Subject: RE: 10g on Win32

I don't have a choice on my laptop.

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 03/25/2004 11:15 AM
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"Oracle Home Selector"?? "Registry Hacks"?? Sound to me like a poor choice of OS! ;-)
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From: Justin Cave (DDBC) [] Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 1:35 PM
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
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.


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