Preparing an Oracle Database XE port/package -- any tips ?

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Fri Mar 7 16:44:35 UTC 2008

On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 16:14:15 +0100
Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at> wrote:

> Quoting Adrian Penisoara <ady at> (from Fri, 7 Mar 2008  
> 16:36:56 +0200):
> > Hi,
> >
> >   After having to deploy an Oracle Database XE [1] installation
> > (with Linux 32bit binaries from the official RPM package) on a
> > production FreeBSD 6.2machine I realized it would be very much
> > feasible to produce a FreeBSD
> > port/package for it.
> >   I would like to know whether similar efforts have been undergoing
> > and whether people came up with some tips & tricks on this.
> >
> >  The goal is not only to add the port into FreeBSD's ports tree but
> > also to eventually convince Oracle (I work for them) to post the
> > package on their official download page.
> I'm not aware of something like this. Feel free to ask questions  
> regarding the linuxulator and our linux infrastructure in the ports
> on emulation at . Also feel free to ask for review of the port on
> emulation at .

I've worked on such a port (probably that's what ady is referring to)
but kinda' lost my interest in it ($REALLIFE got in the way).

I'll try to find it (it was about 80% done) but I'm not sure it
survived the clean-up sessions of my tmp/work dir (I don't know why I
didn't ci it in our cvs ...).

I'll work with Ady if he need help.

Ady, BTW, after we have the port and, with some test cases provided by
people that run it, can we hope for any kind of (semi-)official
support ?

IOnut - Un^d^dregistered ;) FreeBSD "user"
  "Intellectual Property" is   nowhere near as valuable   as "Intellect"

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