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There's a discussion of this topic going in the comment thread of Raimonds Simanovskis' [Mac OS X Oracle Install Guide|http://blog.rayapps.com/2009/04/12/how-to-install-oracle-database-10g-on-mac-os-x-intel/] blog post (starting at around [comment #72|http://blog.rayapps.com/2009/04/12/how-to-install-oracle-database-10g-on-mac-os-x-intel/#comment-593])
I haven't picked up Snow Leopard myself yet, but the verdict seems to be that it's workable, though some tweaking is necessary. Not a new story, I'm sure. ;-)
Edited by: jpiwowar on Sep 1, 2009 9:59 PM
I can report that after upgrading to Snow Leopard, Oracle 10.2 seems to work just fine on my MacBook Pro. I did not do anything specific to the Oracle instance, other than back it up before I did the upgrade and cross my fingers for the 30-some minutes it took to work. :)
- Scott -
I have created new instructions for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard:
- [How to setup Ruby and Oracle Instant Client|http://blog.rayapps.com/2009/09/06/how-to-setup-ruby-and-oracle-instant-client-on-snow-leopard/]
- [How to install Oracle Database 10g|http://blog.rayapps.com/2009/09/06/how-to-setup-ruby-and-oracle-instant-client-on-snow-leopard/]
I got Oracle Client and Server running on a fresh Snow Leopard.
The effort was quit small.
I just copied Java 220.127.116.11, did the linking to 1.4.2 and 1.4 version entry from Leopard to /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions and copied the DB install-dir and the database files.
Of course, the user/groups for oracle must be recreated before and the admin group membership has to be set up.
It runs without any difference for me.
Maybe there is a small thing I forgot here, but that's basically what is needed.
Of course it isn't a supported platform.
I circumnavigate root-shell stuff by using startup scripts like:
lsnrctl status || lsnrctl start
sqlplus -S / as sysdba <<- ¬ßENDOFSQL¬ß