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The only hardware available is this Thinkpad T61 laptop x86_64 with Centos
el5 on it.

I need to install Oracle 9i on it to rman - clone a production 9i at a point
in time. The production db is the only server available and the only other
hardware available for cloning is this laptop...

So far I am stuck with not being able to make the OUI start - it complains
about a missing java shared objects:

/tmp/OraInstall.../jre/lib/i386/libawt.so: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory.

Anybody out there who was able to install Oracle RDBMS software on ThinkPad
with Linux/RedHat/Centos?

Than you very much in advance!
Carmen Rusu
DBA

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  • Michael Elkin at Sep 23, 2008 at 2:14 am
    Oracle is looking for depreciated libs.

    Please take look on:
    metalink note#*453705.1

    the following discussions on the web may help

    http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=57681&topic_id=14678

    http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=323437

    http://ivan.kartik.sk/oracle/install_ora10gR2_fedora.html

    Michael

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    On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 12:59 AM, Carmen Rusu wrote:

    The only hardware available is this Thinkpad T61 laptop x86_64 with Centos
    el5 on it.

    I need to install Oracle 9i on it to rman - clone a production 9i at a
    point in time. The production db is the only server available and the only
    other hardware available for cloning is this laptop...

    So far I am stuck with not being able to make the OUI start - it complains
    about a missing java shared objects:

    /tmp/OraInstall.../jre/lib/i386/libawt.so: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared
    object file: No such file or directory.

    Anybody out there who was able to install Oracle RDBMS software on ThinkPad
    with Linux/RedHat/Centos?

    Than you very much in advance!
    Carmen Rusu
    DBA
    >

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    Best Regards
    Michael Elkin

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  • Carmen Rusu at Sep 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm
    Oracle Support is telling me I need to downgrade from Linux RedHat/Centos
    el5 to el4 in order to be able to install the only Oracle RDBMS 9i
    available for Linux x86_64bit which is the Thinkpad architecture.

    I am constrained to 9i on LInux RedHat because the rman files I need to use
    to clone/duplicate the db are from a production server that's 9i & Linux
    RedHat (32bit).

    Thank you very much for all your helpful suggestions!

    Carmen Rusu
    On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 9:14 PM, Michael Elkin wrote:

    Oracle is looking for depreciated libs.

    Please take look on:
    metalink note#*453705.1

    the following discussions on the web may help


    http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=57681&topic_id=14678

    http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=323437

    http://ivan.kartik.sk/oracle/install_ora10gR2_fedora.html

    Michael


    *
    On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 12:59 AM, Carmen Rusu wrote:

    The only hardware available is this Thinkpad T61 laptop x86_64 with
    Centos el5 on it.

    I need to install Oracle 9i on it to rman - clone a production 9i at a
    point in time. The production db is the only server available and the only
    other hardware available for cloning is this laptop...

    So far I am stuck with not being able to make the OUI start - it complains
    about a missing java shared objects:

    /tmp/OraInstall.../jre/lib/i386/libawt.so: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared
    object file: No such file or directory.

    Anybody out there who was able to install Oracle RDBMS software on
    ThinkPad with Linux/RedHat/Centos?

    Than you very much in advance!
    Carmen Rusu
    DBA


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  • Bobak, Mark at Sep 23, 2008 at 2:21 pm
    Hi Carmen,

    Well, if you want Oracle to support it, then you can't run 9i on RHEL5. Since RHEL5 wasn't released till long after 9i was desupported, Oracle never tested this configuration. So, they're telling you do downgrade RHEL to RHEL4 to get to a stable, supported configuration for Oracle 9i.

    So, if you want to be running supported Oracle configuration, you can either downgrade your O/S to RHEL4 or upgrade your database to 10g. Those are your only choices.

    If you don't care so much about Oracle support for this database, you could just try installing 9i on RHEL5 and hope for the best. It may (or may not) work out of the box, depending on what's changed. Note that if you want to try it, when you run the installer, add the '-ignoreSysPrereqs' flag, or the installer will check the O/S version and stop the installation before it starts.

    I've not tried installing 9i on RHEL5, so, I'm not sure how well it will work. You may run into library incompatabilities, etc.

    Finally, if you really need to keep the laptop at EL5 and you want to run Oracle 9i on EL4, you could look at a dual-boot, or a virtualization solution, such as VMWare or Xen....

    Hope that helps,

    -Mark

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    ProQuest...Start here.

    From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org On Behalf Of Carmen Rusu
    Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:00 AM
    To: Michael Elkin
    Cc: Oracle-L Freelists
    Subject: Re: Centos el5 on IBM Thinkpad T61 - Oracle 9i (!!) install?

    Oracle Support is telling me I need to downgrade from Linux RedHat/Centos el5 to el4 in order to be able to install the only Oracle RDBMS 9i available for Linux x86_64bit which is the Thinkpad architecture.

    I am constrained to 9i on LInux RedHat because the rman files I need to use to clone/duplicate the db are from a production server that's 9i & Linux RedHat (32bit).

    Thank you very much for all your helpful suggestions!

    Carmen Rusu

    On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 9:14 PM, Michael Elkin > wrote:
    Oracle is looking for depreciated libs.

    Please take look on:
    metalink note#453705.1

    the following discussions on the web may help

    http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=57681&topic_id=14678

    http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=323437

    http://ivan.kartik.sk/oracle/install_ora10gR2_fedora.html

    Michael

    On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 12:59 AM, Carmen Rusu > wrote:
    The only hardware available is this Thinkpad T61 laptop x86_64 with Centos el5 on it.

    I need to install Oracle 9i on it to rman - clone a production 9i at a point in time. The production db is the only server available and the only other hardware available for cloning is this laptop...

    So far I am stuck with not being able to make the OUI start - it complains about a missing java shared objects:

    /tmp/OraInstall.../jre/lib/i386/libawt.so: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

    Anybody out there who was able to install Oracle RDBMS software on ThinkPad with Linux/RedHat/Centos?

    Than you very much in advance!
    Carmen Rusu
    DBA

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    Best Regards
    Michael Elkin

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  • David Ballester at Sep 23, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    El mar, 23-09-2008 a las 10:21 -0400, Bobak, Mark escribió:
    Hi Carmen,



    Well, if you want Oracle to support it, then you can’t run 9i on
    RHEL5. Since RHEL5 wasn’t released till long after 9i was
    desupported, Oracle never tested this configuration. So, they’re
    telling you do downgrade RHEL to RHEL4 to get to a stable, supported
    configuration for Oracle 9i.
    Oracle9i binaries will never run on Centos5 ( RHEL 5/ OEL 5 and actual
    2.6 kernels... ) 'cause the kernels that provide this distros have no
    more the code to support the old ( 2.4 ) kernel threading method
    ( supported on previous 2.6 with the LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19 )

    D.
  • Bobak, Mark at Sep 23, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    Well, there's the definitive answer! As I said, I'd never tried it.

    Thanks for the definitive answer, David!

    -Mark

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    Senior Database Administrator, System & Product Technologies
    ProQuest
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    Ann Arbor MI 48106-1346
    +1.734.997.4059 or +1.800.521.0600 x 4059
    mark.bobak_at_proquest.com
    www.proquest.com
    www.csa.com

    ProQuest...Start here.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: David Ballester
    Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:42 AM
    To: Bobak, Mark
    Cc: 'rusucarmen_at_gmail.com'; Michael Elkin; Oracle-L Freelists
    Subject: RE: Centos el5 on IBM Thinkpad T61 - Oracle 9i (!!) install?

    El mar, 23-09-2008 a las 10:21 -0400, Bobak, Mark escribió:
    Hi Carmen,



    Well, if you want Oracle to support it, then you can’t run 9i on
    RHEL5. Since RHEL5 wasn’t released till long after 9i was
    desupported, Oracle never tested this configuration. So, they’re
    telling you do downgrade RHEL to RHEL4 to get to a stable, supported
    configuration for Oracle 9i.
    Oracle9i binaries will never run on Centos5 ( RHEL 5/ OEL 5 and actual
    2.6 kernels... ) 'cause the kernels that provide this distros have no
    more the code to support the old ( 2.4 ) kernel threading method
    ( supported on previous 2.6 with the LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19 )

    D.

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  • Jay Weinshenker at Sep 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    I beg to disagree David. I just verified that I am in fact running 2
    standby 9.2.0.8 DBs on my RHEL 5.1 box along with a couple of 11.1.0.6
    DBs.

    It works just fine.

    Now whether or not it is a blessed i.e. fully supported configuration -
    couldn't say.

    FYI, this is RHEL x86 32 bit, not 64.

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  • David Ballester at Sep 24, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    El mié, 24-09-2008 a las 08:29 -0500, Jay Weinshenker escribió:
    I beg to disagree David. I just verified that I am in fact running 2
    standby 9.2.0.8 DBs on my RHEL 5.1 box along with a couple of 11.1.0.6
    DBs.

    It works just fine.

    Now whether or not it is a blessed i.e. fully supported configuration -
    couldn't say.

    FYI, this is RHEL x86 32 bit, not 64.
    Hi Jay:

    May be you are using a kernel less than 2.6.16 ( no NTPL threading -
    kernels 2.4 - supported, aka LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.XX ) but be careful
    if your RHEL gets updated, no NTPL threading model is available from
    kernels >= 2.6.16

    As Oracle 9i was compiled in the 2.4 kernel/glibs ages, needs to use the
    old threading method.

    For more info please read

    metalink note 377217.1

    also you can read a quick explanation at

    http://halisway.blogspot.com/2007/04/oracle-under-centos-5.html

    where RHEL=Centos

    May be, and take it very,very carefully, RH as made some
    backport/workaround in the kernel to support no NTPL on RedHat kernels
    = 2.6.16 but I've no news about this, and frankly, sounds be very
    strange

    Regards

    D.

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