This discussion is archived
4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 3:00 PM by Dude! RSS

Howto install other products on Oracle Virtual Box Appliance

829559 Newbie
Currently Being Moderated
I've been using the oracle OS to run the Oracle database as described at [|] .

As suggested in another thread Parameters for Oracle VirtualBox to install Linux for Oracle Database Servr , I'm posting some details here so I can use yum to install emacs and other software.

Does uname -a give us sufficient information on the versions?
[oracle@localhost ~]$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18- #1 SMP Wed Sep 29 15:40:03 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[oracle@localhost ~]$ 
Here is what happens when I try to use yum. What am I doing wrong?
[oracle@localhost ~]$ yum install emacs
Loaded plugins: security
You need to be root to perform this command.
[oracle@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install emacs
[sudo] password for oracle: 
Sorry, user oracle is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/yum install emacs' as root on localhost.localdomain.
[oracle@localhost ~]$ su root yum install emacs
/usr/bin/yum: line 2: import: command not found
/usr/bin/yum: line 3: try:: command not found
/usr/bin/yum: line 4: import: command not found
/usr/bin/yum: line 5: except: command not found
/usr/bin/yum: yum: line 23: syntax error near unexpected token `('
/usr/bin/yum: yum: line 23: `""" % (sys.exc_value, sys.version)'
[oracle@localhost ~]$ 


  • Correct Answers - 10 points
  • Helpful Answers - 5 points