why no Oracle on FreeBSD ?
kraduk at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 25 12:41:13 UTC 2009
2009/9/25 Saifi Khan <saifi.khan at datasynergy.org>
> On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > > > > i noticed that there is no Oracle available for FreeBSD
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > What could be the reason for that ?
> > > >
> > > > Best ask direct of commercial application vendor Oracle.
> > > > IE wave money under Oracle's nose & ask to purchase what you want.
> > > >
> > > > If Oracle think there's enough profit in it, there's many BSD
> > > > consultants eg http://berklix.com/consultants/ willing to work.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > Julian
> > > > --
> > >
> > > i was wondering if there is any technical reason behind this ?
> > Most unlikely. Ask Oracle & tell advocacy@ what you find out.
> > I'd bet perceived market share & demand as ever, ie Money.
> Hi Julian:
> Here is the response on the Oracle forum thread to my posting,
> FreeBSD is a kernel not used in any extant operating system with
> the sole exception being Apple's Mac OSX so you are heading,
> full speed ahead, toward disappointment. FreeBSD handles many
> things very differently from the UNIX System 5 standard so you
> can not just kludge your way into this.
> What fascinates me about your request is why you care. FreeBSD
> is going nowhere at a staggeringly fast pace. And to the same
> place as went Oracle Database version 8.0. Obscurity.
> Install Oracle's Enterprise Linux and you will have a real
> operating system in less time than you've spent monitoring this
> thead. And as an additional value it will support the Oracle
> technology stack while you are still young enough to use it.
> IF you can match up the system calls, then you can 'make it
> The relevant links are
> 1. http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=952076&tstart=0
> 2. http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=952076&tstart=0
> The response seems to suggest that there is some feature used by
> Oracle which is expected from a UNIX Sys 5 std and perhaps
> FreeBSD does not support/have the syscall.
> Given the response, What is your analysis of the situation ?
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I have seen a guide on howto get oracle to run on bsd, it did use linux
I have to say though the reality of the situation is you are probably best
running oracle on solaris with a zfs fs underneath it. Forget the wrongs and
rights and what should bes, the reality is you will find everything easier
from a comercial support point of view with that combination.
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