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    Oracle 9i on RHEL 5

    641979
      Can we install oracle 9i on RHEL 5? and how?
        • 1. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
          Ivan Kartik
          If you want to use this combination in production then don't do that as Oracle 9i is not supported on RHEL 5 (Link to certification matrices: http://www.oracle.com/technology/support/metalink/index.html ). So if you want to use Oracle 9i in production then use RHEL/OEL 4 instead.

          If you are just asking whether it is possible to install Oracle 9i (R2) on RHEL5 then answer is yes, it is possible but with couple of workarounds.
          • 2. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
            641979
            Thankx for reply.
            I am working on oracle 9i with RHEL 3 and would like to know the steps to install on RHEL 5.
            • 3. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
              19426
              Is this just for fun or for production? If the latter is true either upgrade your database to (at least) 10gR2 and run on RHEL 5 OR stay on 9i and don't skip RHEL 4.

              Werner
              • 4. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                Madrid
                Ivan,

                Do you have a procedure to perform the install of 9iR2 on RHEL5? I am perfectly aware it is not certified, but I would like to test it.

                Regards.
                • 5. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                  Ivan Kartik
                  Of course ;-)
                  Here we go (skipped basic steps as user creation, standard kernel params and limits settings):

                  1. Check for required packages:
                  rpm -q compat-db compat-gcc-34 compat-gcc-34-c++ compat-libgcc-296 compat-libstdc++-296 compat-libstdc++-33 gcc gcc-c++ glibc glibc-common glibc-devel glibc-headers libgcc make libXp
                  2. Set environment
                  ORACLE_BASE=/opt/oracle
                  ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/920
                  ORACLE_SID=ORCL
                  LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib
                  PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin

                  export ORACLE_BASE ORACLE_HOME ORACLE_SID LD_LIBRARY_PATH
                  2. Workaround #1
                  su -
                  # cd /usr/lib
                  # ln -s libstdc++-3-libc6.2-2-2.10.0.so libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2
                  3. Download and Install:
                  http://oss.oracle.com/projects/compat-oracle/dist/files/RedHat/compat-libcwait-2.1-1.i386.rpm
                  http://oss.oracle.com/projects/compat-oracle/dist/files/RedHat/compat-oracle-rhel4-1.0-5.i386.rpm
                  rpm -ivh compat-libcwait-2.1-1.i386.rpm
                  rpm -ivh compat-oracle-rhel4-1.0-5.i386.rpm --nodeps
                  4. Workaround #2
                  su -
                  # cd /usr/bin
                  # ln -s gcc34 gcc32
                  5. runInstaller

                  Hope that helps. In case of any problem feel free to contact me.

                  Message was edited by:
                  Ivan Kartik

                  Oops almost forgot...

                  4.5. Workaround #3
                  su -
                  # cd /usr/lib
                  # ln -s libgdbm.so.2.0.0 libdb.so.2
                  7. When NETCA/DBCA will fail - Workaround #4
                  I suggest to apply 9.2.0.8 patchset before.
                  cd $ORACLE_HOME
                  rm JRE
                  ln -s $ORACLE_BASE/jre/1.3.1 JRE
                  cd JRE/bin
                  ln -s java jre
                  cd i386/native_threads/
                  ln -s java jre
                  • 6. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                    Madrid
                    Thank you Ivan, I'll try it and I will let you know.

                    Regards. :)
                    • 7. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                      alydan
                      Ivan,

                      Your notes were terrific I have Oracle9i running on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 using them. I would like to add two additional things:

                      - In the initial 9204 install, I was getting a "permission denied" when executing runInstaller. Per Metalink, running the command "chmod -R +x *" from the install directory corrected the permissions issue for me.
                      - The 9208 patch installer does not recognize Enterprise Linux 5 as a supported version. To resolve this issue, I modified the file oraparam.ini in the install directory, as follows (adding the redhat-5 at the end)

                      Linux=SuSE-7,redhat-2.1AS,redhat-2.1,UnitedLinux-1.0,redhat-3,redhat-4,SuSE-8,SuSE-9,redhat-5

                      Thanks again.
                      • 8. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                        Ivan Kartik
                        Your notes were terrific I have Oracle9i running on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 using them. I would like to add two additional things:
                        Notes were primarily addresed to Madrid who is very experienced person (AFAIK) so he has knowledge of all important installation steps. So I skipped the "jewellery" and described the most important steps.
                        In the initial 9204 install, I was getting a "permission denied" when executing runInstaller. Per Metalink, running the command "chmod -R +x *" from the install directory corrected the permissions issue for me.
                        Never facing to this. Maybe it is because I'm using (and setting) "umask 0022" for installaton (including files extracting).
                        - The 9208 patch installer does not recognize Enterprise Linux 5 as a supported version. To resolve this issue, I modified the file oraparam.ini in the install directory, as follows (adding the redhat-5 at the end) Linux=SuSE-7,redhat-2.1AS,redhat-2.1,UnitedLinux-1.0,redhat-3,redhat-4,SuSE-8,SuSE-9,redhat-5
                        Yes, this is the one of "jewellery" steps that I skipped just like creation of user, group, kernel settings and system limits.

                        Anyway let me thank you for steps update.
                        • 9. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                          christophel
                          Thanks a lot Ivan, it worked very good for me under CentOS 5.

                          Christophe
                          • 10. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                            Ivan Kartik
                            You're welcome :-)
                            • 11. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                              649882
                              Hi,

                              I am tryiing to install Oracle 9.i in RHEL5. I follow this procedure but I didn't succeed to make it work.

                              First problem I have is when installing compat-libcwait-2.1-1.i386.rpm package. After installing it I receive for every linux command following error:

                              ERROR: ld.so: object '/lib/libcwait.so' from /etc/ld.so.preload cannot be preloaded: ignored.

                              I could not run runinstaller because this error.

                              I uninstall this package and tried again to run the installation but installation hang at 18% when coppying naeet.o (same error I received before starting with all this procedure)

                              Did you have any idea how I could go on?

                              Br, Virginia
                              • 12. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                                672189
                                Virginia,

                                I'm having EXACTLY the same issues you were. Did you ever find a resolution to get 9i installed on RHEL5?
                                • 13. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                                  436088
                                  Thanks, worked liked a charm for me.

                                  rm
                                  • 14. Re: Oracle 9i on RHEL 5
                                    682288
                                    Hi

                                    I am trying to install oracle 9 on OEL5 Update 2. after configuring the environment settings, i am getting the following error while executing basic commands in oracle user.

                                    *[oracle@oracleworld ~]$ ls*
                                    ls: error while loading shared libraries: librt.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


                                    Can anyone helpme out.

                                    Thanks
                                    Shanker
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