4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 5:00 PM by Catch-22 RSS

    Howto install other products on Oracle Virtual Box Appliance

    user8816970
      I've been using the oracle OS to run the Oracle database as described at [http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/developer-vm/index.htm|http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/developer-vm/index.htm] .

      As suggested in another thread Parameters for Oracle VirtualBox to install Linux for Oracle Database Servr , I'm posting some details here so I can use yum to install emacs and other software.

      Does uname -a give us sufficient information on the versions?
      [oracle@localhost ~]$ uname -a
      Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-194.17.1.0.1.el5 #1 SMP Wed Sep 29 15:40:03 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
      [oracle@localhost ~]$ 
      Here is what happens when I try to use yum. What am I doing wrong?
      [oracle@localhost ~]$ yum install emacs
      Loaded plugins: security
      You need to be root to perform this command.
      [oracle@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install emacs
      [sudo] password for oracle: 
      Sorry, user oracle is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/yum install emacs' as root on localhost.localdomain.
      [oracle@localhost ~]$ su root yum install emacs
      Password: 
      /usr/bin/yum: line 2: import: command not found
      /usr/bin/yum: line 3: try:: command not found
      /usr/bin/yum: line 4: import: command not found
      /usr/bin/yum: line 5: except: command not found
      /usr/bin/yum: yum: line 23: syntax error near unexpected token `('
      /usr/bin/yum: yum: line 23: `""" % (sys.exc_value, sys.version)'
      [oracle@localhost ~]$