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LinuxWorld: A practical guide to Oracle8i for Linux

Apr 19, 2000, 01:41 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Uche Ogbuji)

"If you've been having trouble installing Oracle8i, be bewildered no longer. Uche Ogbuji explains why Oracle8i is one of the wildest, wooliest installs ever, and how to work around its quirks."

"Oracle's Unix installers are legendary for their difficulty, as I roundly pointed out in my previous article about Oracle. Oracle has improved the situation a lot with a new installer. Originally, the install supported only Red Hat 6.0, but a little-publicized document (see Resources) offers a concise and mostly accurate step-by-step guide to installing under Red Hat 6.1. I installed Oracle on a box running the KRUD distribution (see Resources), a solid repackaging of Red Hat 6.1 with all fixes to date and many additions."

"Oracle's Unix installers are legendary for their difficulty, as I roundly pointed out in my previous article about Oracle. Oracle has improved the situation a lot with a new installer. ... The central change in the Oracle installation process is the elimination of the text-mode installer, which has been replaced by a Java program."

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