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DEB package for 11gXE

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Will there be a debian package (.deb) for 11gXE?

I know I can use alien to convert the RPM package to DEB, but 10gXE provides DEB package, so I am hoping I don't need to do that.
  • 1. Re: DEB package for 11gXE
    user3128144 Newbie
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    I recently installed the 11g XE beta on a debian 5 (lenny) xen-DomU.

    No finished package here, but a way to get it installed.

    # install necessary packages
    apt-get install alien bc libaio1

    # convert the file including scripts
    alien to-deb keep-version --scripts oracle-xe-11.2.0-0.5.x86_64.rpm

    # create the user and directory (suse-specifics in scripts, not working with debian... I assume somebody with more experience with package conversion could fix this)
    mkdir -p /u01/app
    groupadd dba
    /usr/sbin/useradd -m -g dba -d /u01/app/oracle -s /bin/bash oracle
    touch /sbin/chkconfig; chmod u+x /sbin/chkconfig

    # 2. install
    dpkg --install oracle-xe_11.2.0-0.5_amd64.deb

    # 3. configure
    /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure

    # And if you dislike it: remove
    dpkg --remove oracle-xe
    dpkg --purge oracle-xe
    rm -rf /u01
    rm /sbin/chkconfig
    userdel oracle
    groupdel dba

    Best regards,
    Viktor Zacek
  • 2. Re: DEB package for 11gXE
    593397 Newbie
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    Thank you for your tips!

    Just hope there might be any official confirmation that official DEB package will be available.
  • 3. Re: DEB package for 11gXE
    875282 Newbie
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    I too am interested in a .deb packaging of 11gXE and would love to see it in the Oralce apt repo at


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