Oracle 8i on FreeBSD 5.1

Nikolas Britton freebsd at
Sun Oct 31 18:09:24 PST 2004

Jon Adams wrote:

> Nikolas Britton wrote:
>> Jon Adams wrote:
>>> BTW: please do not tell me to try Oracle 9i, or that I should use 
>>> another version of FreeBSD, or something like that, I am locked in 
>>> this hardware and OS, so I need to get it to work with the current 
>>> setup as much as possible.
>> What about PostgreSQL? :-)
>> I had a hard enough time getting Oracle 9i2 installed and working 
>> with Redhat 7.3 for a Compiere ERP/CRM setup
>> Follow that guide and setup a test system using Redhat 7.x. Once you 
>> are comfortable with installing/setting up/running Oracle on this 
>> platform you can tranfer that knowledge into setting it up in Linux 
>> Compat Mode (which essentially is redhat 7.2) on FreeBSD. Thats the 
>> only advice I can offer.
> PostGres is fine, I use it in production on a Linux box that I host 
> sites on, but for the applications on my FBSD box, they _have_ to have 
> Oracle 8i  (hardware doesnt support a newer version), but I will be 
> replicating Oracle 8i databases, stored procs, triggers, sequences, 
> etc... dont want to have to port the databases back and forth between 
> a different platfrom (i.e. PostGres).. note this isnt a production system
> I have set up Oracle on Linux before.. 4 times, on Red Had 7.1 and 
> 7.2... Its not that I dont know how to set up Oracle.. my problem is 
> really not that deep, its just that somehow the system cant find libdl 
> even though its there in /compat/linux/lib and i am using 
> /compat/linux/bin/bash as the shell.... I know either something is 
> wrong with my environment vars or I need to put an -L/compat/linux/lib 
> somewhere in the Oracle installation...  I just cannot figure out 
> which it is...
> Thanks though...
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