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CInglez wrote:About that...does anyone have a reasonably recent reference that breaks down install base for OS X server vs OS deployments like Solaris, AIX, HPUX, etc? So far, I've been experiencing complete Google failure trying to dig up that sort of info. I just haven't been able to swallow the claims implied by some posters in this forum that Oracle is leaving a licensing opportunity on the table by not pursuing an OS X server port more diligently.
Let's be happy it's possible to use Macs on the client side. I think Oracle really doesn't take Mac servers seriously. Too bad. It would be a great combination. Specially to small to mid-sized companies.
Not trying to be snarky, just genuinely curious.
Real or a dream?
ProductName: Mac OS X ServerIts real ... no versions later than 10.5.4 ... Does anyone have a server on 10.5.4 and not upgraded?
Only the versions listed in the previous table are supported. Do not install the software on other versions of Apple Mac OS X.
check the release notes <http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/relnotes.102/b25285/toc.htm>
2 Unsupported Products
The following products are not supported on Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2)
* Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC)
* Oracle Clusterware
* Automatic Storage Management (ASM)
* Network File System (NFS)
* Network-attached Storage (NAS)
* Raw devices
* Oracle Application Express (formerly known as Oracle HTML DB)
* Oracle HTTP Server
* Oracle Workflow
* Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control
* Oracle Management Agent
* Oracle Ultra Search
The list of supported products would a shorter I guess ....
I hope this improves with the next update.
Oracle depends on Java 1.4 not 1.6. There is absolutely not reason for Oracle not to support OS X other than the fact that they need to pay ADC for the developers and the fact that Oracle seems to not care about OS X.
Here are a couple of things that you might have to do by hand if you choose to install Oracle on OS X (especially if you are running 10.6).
#1 Create a 1.4.2 link in /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/ pointing to CurrentJVM ( in the case of OS X 10.6 this is Java 1.6 and it is a 64 bit jvm by default )
#2 edit install/oraparam.ini file ( part of the installation package )
find JRE_MEMORY_OPTIONS and add -d32
This is needed because the installation application for Oracle is built as a 32bit java application and on recent versions of OS X there is a push towards a 64 bit JVM. If you use Java 1.6 I believe that the default JVM is 64 bit. On OS X 10.6 changing the order of 32bit and 64 bit in Java Preference has no effect on the JVM type.
There seem to be some more problems with the installation process but I have no time at the moment to hack the scripts.
One thing that I saw is that the listener does not get created.
Edited by: user6677597 on Jul 24, 2009 8:51 AM
Edited by: user6677597 on Jul 24, 2009 9:30 AM