Q: Is there any use for Oracle database port installation under Linux compat root ?

Scott T. Hildreth shildret at scotth.emsphone.com
Tue Oct 28 16:15:59 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 22:14 +0100, Adrian Penisoara wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:13 AM, martinko <gamato at users.sf.net> wrote:
> [...]
> >>
> >>  One more question: how usefull would it be to use the Linux (Bash)
> >> shell instead of a native (FreeBSD) shell ?
> >>
> >
> > I'm not sure.  I think using our (native) bash would be OK.  On the
> > other hand if linux bash is usually installed with linux_base or other
> > common linux port we could use it.  Or maybe we could use linux
> > version if available and fall back to native version otherwise, if it
> > is doable of course.  I would recommend asking someone who ported a
> > few linux apps dependent on bash.
>  Actually I was hoping for some feedback from people effectively using
> Oracle[XE] on FreeBSD. Anyone ?

  Sorry, I haven't read through the whole thread.  I am not exactly sure
  what you are looking for, so I will just let you know how I run Oracle 
  on FreeBSD.  I haven't run an install since 8.x.x, since they went to 
  the Java installer.  I could never get it to stop locking up.  So I 
  copied a 9.2 directory from one of our linux servers.  We install in 
  the standard /u01/app/oracle/product/, I put the directory structure 
  in /usr and created a /u01 link.  The oracle user on my system does 
  have the linux bash as its default shell, I only use this userid for
  running CreateDBs.  Everything works great running with my standard 
  userid and I also install gqlplus & sqldeveloper (very useful). I have
  a start up script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d, which starts up the listener
  and the db.  I haven't had a need to upgrade to 10.x, but I am going 
  to soon.  Hope this isn't completely useless info for you. :-)

> >
> >> Thank you for your suggestions, I'm closer to the completion of the port.
> >> Adrian.
> >>
> >
> > Thank you for doing this!
> >
> > And btw what about standard Oracle RDBMS port ?
>   The full blown Oracle RDBMS server has a standalone Java installer
> (the Oracle Universal Installer) and the Oracle DBA's are accustomed
> deploying it this way.
>   On the other hand the Oracle installation tutorial in the FreeBSD
> ports could use some "freshening up" for newer versions. I will look
> into installing Oracle RDBMS after finishing up the OracleXE port(s).
> Regards,
> Adrian.
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