3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2011 4:03 PM by 875282

    DEB package for 11gXE

      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

          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
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          • 2. Re: DEB package for 11gXE
            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
              I too am interested in a .deb packaging of 11gXE and would love to see it in the Oralce apt repo at http://oss.oracle.com/debian/.