Hi, I am going to install 11gR2 on an Oracle Linux 6-3 Server. I have done my Linux install but did not use / install the 11gR2 preinstall RPM.
Q1. Is there any further documentation on what this package does ? The 11g install manual doesn't provide much.
- I gather this package installs the pre-req packages for the 11gR2 install ( that's useful I guess - though my standard Linux 6-3 install was only missing 7 packages listed in the 11gR2 install manual, which were easily enough copied off the 11gR2 installation DVD )
- it also creates the oracle user and groups required for install. I am not as keen on this - since I prefer to choose my own user names ( especially if this is a multi Oracle Homed server )
- does it also set the kernel and user settings as required by the OUI in the 11gR2 install manual ?
Q2. At this stage is there any point me installing the preinstall package or should I just install the 7 packages I am missing and then create my own user:group and make sure the kernel settings are per manual ?
I am trying to guage how useful or otherwise, people have found this pre-install package ?
Which exact version of 11gR2 ? Currently, only 18.104.22.168 is certified with Linux 6.x - Oracle&reg; Database
22.214.171.124 is only available from My Oracle Support for customer with paid support. If you are using the freely available 126.96.36.199, then you will have to use Linux 5.x
It creates the default oracle user and necessary groups, configures kernel parameters and triggers the installation of prerequisite software. You should always use the YUM utility to install an RPM package, which will resolve software dependencies.
If you want to debug what it's doing and other information, you may find the following useful:
hmmm - my first problem is that this Linux server has no direct access or proxy access to the internet, so YUM isn't going to be much use to me, unless it is possible to configure YUM to use the installation DVD as a repository, otherwise it looks as if I am going to have to manually install the packages per the 11gR2 ( 188.8.131.52 ) install manual
You can definitely configure YUM to use the local installation DVD.
See the 6th response.
Btw, the forum upgrade destroyed many of my previous posts using the former <pre> tags and converted text that it should not. Until it does not bother me too much I correct mistakes as I see them.