I am an experienced sysadmin for windows , linux and unix.
I have downloaded the latest version of Oracle Lunix 6.3 x86_32bit and put it on my Windows7 PXE install server ready to use.
The ISO Disk contains symlinks for the repodata and a few other areas.
Symlinks dont get unpacked correctly from windows to the directory which results in an error when installing.
As I also have oracle Virtual BOX and the tar command has an option to follow symlinks, I am attempting to create a media directory with no symlinks, this workaround is of course not an ideal as the media isnt a direct splash copy of the original, so updating the DVD image is a pain.
I of course could have media served up from the VB linux machine via a HTTP, but that is getting around the issue.
Anyone else found this problem with the media? Does a symlink-free version of media exist?
LINKS, that need adjusting to make netinstall work with a windows7 httpd server
275277 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Sep 20 14:54 ./ResilientStorage/Packages -> ../Packages
275308 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Sep 20 14:54 ./UEK2/Packages -> ../Packages
274876 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Sep 20 14:46 ./HighAvailability/Packages -> ../Packages
413899 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Sep 20 14:46 ./LoadBalancer/Packages -> ../Packages
275293 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Sep 20 14:54 ./Server/Packages -> ../Packages
275276 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Sep 20 14:54 ./repodata -> Server/repodata
Edited by: 960348 on 20-Sep-2012 07:41
windows SYMLINK command to add the links that go missing.
MKLINK [[D] | [H] | [J]] Link Target
/D Creates a directory symbolic link. Default is a file
/H Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
/J Creates a Directory Junction.
Link specifies the new symbolic link name.
Target specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link
This BUG only exists when you use a windows http server and unpack the DVD files direct to the windows filesystem.
The BUG here is with the Archiving tool not translating the SYMLINK from unix to the windows version.(mklink)
In the ROOT of the unpacked DVD install run this as ADMIN
mklink /d .\ResilientStorage\Packages ..\Packages
mklink /d .\UEK2\Packages ..\Packages
mklink /d .\HighAvailability\Packages ..\Packages
mklink /d .\LoadBalancer\Packages ..\Packages
mklink /d .\Server\Packages ..\Packages
mklink /d .\repodata Server\repodata