Subject: Re: Oracle 8.0.5
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: Stefan 'Kaishakunin' Schumacher <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/10/2005 19:11:50
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Also sprach Zafer Aydogan (
> Has anybody successfully installed Oracle=AE 8.0.5 for Linux under
> NetBSD ?
> Is it possible ? It is recommended ?

A Voodoo priest might solve the task.

I tried it some weeks ago to get Oracle installed to a 2.0.2/i386,
but it didn't work. The Oracle distribution consists of several
precompiled binaries, that are IMO very much tuned to work on
certified OS (check install/oraparam.ini, you'll find [1]).

With "./runInstaller -ignoreSysPrereqs" Oracle ignores the OS version,
but I had several problems to get some libs linked.

After some hours I gave up and used my Ultra 5 with Solaris as Oracle
host. She is somewhat slow, but it's enough to have fun with Oracle
exploits and rootkits.

BTW: I wouldn't want to use a production DBMS that has not been
compiled for the server OS.

[1] [Certified Versions] Linux=3Dredhat-2.1,UnitedLinux-1.0,redhat-3
PGP FPR: CF74 D5F2 4871 3E5C FFFE 0130 11F4 C41E B3FB AE33
Der Geist des Kriegers sollte mit Beginn des Neujahrstages bis zum Ende=20
des Jahres vom Gedanken an seinen Tod beherrscht werden.

Daijouji Shigesuke in "Budo Shoshin Shuu"

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