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

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Fri Mar 7 20:42:57 UTC 2008

On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 21:22:02 +0200
"Adrian Penisoara" <ady at> wrote:

 [ .. ]

> > 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 ?
> >  
> Not so fast (TM) :-).
> 1). I am talking about the Oracle XE package for which Oracle does
> not offer any commercial support (except for Forum discussions).
> 2). Usually everything comes down to business cases and business
> opportunities. So I think we will need to demonstrate a large
> userbase in order to get attention. I think we should be happy if an
> Oracle XE FreeBSD package will make it onto the downloads page in the
> first place.

Yep, this is what I was thinking about for the beginning at least.

IOnut - Un^d^dregistered ;) FreeBSD "user"
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