why no Oracle on FreeBSD ?

Saifi Khan saifi.khan at datasynergy.org
Sat Sep 26 06:29:26 UTC 2009

On Fri, 25 Sep 2009, Chad Perrin wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 09:15:43PM +0530, Saifi Khan wrote:
> > 
> > i noticed that there is no Oracle available for FreeBSD
> > http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/index.html
> I unfortunately don't have anything to offer as a direct answer to that,
> other than perhaps "Oracle's short-sightedness".
> I wonder why you ask, though.  Do you plan to use Oracle for some
> specific "real world" purpose?  Are you simply trying to learn about
> Oracle?  Are you just curious about the lack of Oracle for FreeBSD?

Here is some background to help you understand the requirement:

i was conducting a system administration session for some IT
admins and managers, here in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

One of the folks has a PostgreSQL on FreeBSD setup running since
last 4 yrs without any issues. They have recently received
Oracle database server and need to set up on Windows 2003

Since the folks have prior experience with FreeBSD it seemed
logical to try and setup Oracle on FreeBSD on IBM x-series

i was particularly interested since the acquisition dataset 
growth rate was like 30-50 GB per week, stored on a SAN. 


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