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no oracle user

pawii Newbie
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i am using trying to install oel 5.5 since morning and i had successfully installed it three times since morning
1.oel 64bit
2.oel
3.redhat linux

the software i had is for installing oel isenterprise r5 us server i386 dvd
i am installing it using vmware

but in all the 3 cases no oracle user had created but earlier when i had installed oel the user oracle was by default present but no no oracle user
why??
  • 1. Re: no oracle user
    GlennD. Newbie
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    Hello,
    This article may help.
    How I Simplified Oracle Database 11g Installation on Oracle Linux 6
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/ginnydbinstallonlinux6-1845247.html

    I used the following
    -- Glenn
    # yum install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall
    Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
    Setting up Install Process
    Resolving Dependencies
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall.x86_64 0:1.0-7.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: libaio-devel for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-7.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: ksh for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-7.el6.x86_64
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package ksh.x86_64 0:20100621-19.el6_4.3 will be installed
    ---> Package libaio-devel.x86_64 0:0.3.107-10.el6 will be installed
    --> Finished Dependency Resolution

    Dependencies Resolved

    =================================================================================================================
    Package Arch Version Repository Size
    =================================================================================================================
    Installing:
    oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall x86_64 1.0-7.el6 ol6_latest 15 k
    Installing for dependencies:
    ksh x86_64 20100621-19.el6_4.3 ol6_latest 686 k
    libaio-devel x86_64 0.3.107-10.el6 ol6_latest 13 k

    Transaction Summary
    =================================================================================================================
    Install 3 Package(s)

    Total download size: 714 k
    Installed size: 1.5 M
    Is this ok [y/N]: y
    Downloading Packages:
    (1/3): ksh-20100621-19.el6_4.3.x86_64.rpm | 686 kB 00:04
    (2/3): libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6.x86_64.rpm | 13 kB 00:00
    (3/3): oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-7.el6.x86_64.rpm | 15 kB 00:00
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total 98 kB/s | 714 kB 00:07
    warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID ec551f03: NOKEY
    Retrieving key from http://public-yum.oracle.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-ol6
    Importing GPG key 0xEC551F03:
    Userid: "Oracle OSS group (Open Source Software group) <build@oss.oracle.com>"
    From : http://public-yum.oracle.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-ol6
    Is this ok [y/N]: y
    Running rpm_check_debug
    Running Transaction Test
    Transaction Test Succeeded
    Running Transaction
    Installing : libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6.x86_64 1/3
    Installing : ksh-20100621-19.el6_4.3.x86_64 2/3
    Installing : oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-7.el6.x86_64 3/3
    Verifying : oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-7.el6.x86_64 1/3
    Verifying : ksh-20100621-19.el6_4.3.x86_64 2/3
    Verifying : libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6.x86_64 3/3

    Installed:
    oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall.x86_64 0:1.0-7.el6

    Dependency Installed:
    ksh.x86_64 0:20100621-19.el6_4.3 libaio-devel.x86_64 0:0.3.107-10.el6

    Complete!
  • 2. Re: no oracle user
    Admin1001 Newbie
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    I believe that if you install "oracle-validated" RPM for Oracle Linux it will be creating the user oracle as well as groups oinstall and dba, which are used during database installation.

    # yum install oracle-validated

    Edited by: Admin1001 on May 12, 2013 11:47 AM
  • 3. Re: no oracle user
    pawii Newbie
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    i am talking about installing oel 5.5 not 11g
  • 4. Re: no oracle user
    pawii Newbie
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    i knw that but this is not happening in my case and i dont know why?
  • 5. Re: no oracle user
    Admin1001 Newbie
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    It creates the oracle user and group at the very end of the package installation. Could you run the following commands to double check please?

    [dba@cheetah ~]$ grep oracle /etc/passwd | cut -d':' -f1 oracle
    [dba@cheetah ~]$ grep -e dba -e oinstall /etc/group | cut -d':' -f1 dba oinstall
  • 6. Re: no oracle user
    pawii Newbie
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    no such file or directory
  • 7. Re: no oracle user
    Admin1001 Newbie
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    Hi,

    Looks like you ran the command as it is. I pasted the output as well at the end of each command which you will need to remove first.

    [dba@cheetah ~]$ grep oracle /etc/passwd | cut -d':' -f1 *(Remove oracle as that will be the result)*
    [dba@cheetah ~]$ grep -e dba -e oinstall /etc/group | cut -d':' -f1 *(Remove dba and oinstall as that will be the result)*

    Thanks
  • 8. Re: no oracle user
    Dude! Guru
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    Admin1001 wrote:
    Hi,

    Looks like you ran the command as it is. I pasted the output as well at the end of each command which you will need to remove first.

    [dba@cheetah ~]$ grep oracle /etc/passwd | cut -d':' -f1 *(Remove oracle as that will be the result)*
    [dba@cheetah ~]$ grep -e dba -e oinstall /etc/group | cut -d':' -f1 *(Remove dba and oinstall as that will be the result)*

    Thanks
    The grep command prints lines matching a pattern, but does not modify anything.
  • 9. Re: no oracle user
    Dude! Guru
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    pawii wrote:
    i am using trying to install oel 5.5 since morning and i had successfully installed it three times since morning
    1.oel 64bit
    2.oel
    3.redhat linux

    the software i had is for installing oel isenterprise r5 us server i386 dvd
    i am installing it using vmware

    but in all the 3 cases no oracle user had created but earlier when i had installed oel the user oracle was by default present but no no oracle user
    why??
    Sorry, but what you are writing does not make sense. Please review your text.

    The Oracle Linux installation does not create an Oracle user account. Oracle Linux 5.5 is also obsolete. Why not installing Oracle Linux 5.9?

    To prepare the system for an Oracle database installation, including the set up of the Oracle user/group, software prerequisites and kernel parameters, simply setup Oracle Public yum and install the oracle-validated package as previously mentioned.

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