Re: Oracle bI 2nd request
On Mon Nov 20 12:47:33 2000 Stan Kaufman wrote...
>Stan Brown wrote:
>> I posted yesterday, and unfortunately, have recieved no replies.
>> I have a fresh potato install, and wish to install Oracle 8I on it.
>> Most of the information I have is for RedGAt.
>> has anyone made this work on Debian? If so, whatr do I need to use
>> this, other than the base install with working X & Gnome?
>> For instance I am totaly unfamiliar with Java, yet I know the Oracle
>> installer is Java based. What packages do I need to add to allow this
>> to work?
>The current 8i (8.1.6) distribution has the necessary Java JDK bundled
>with it. If you have an earlier version, you should get the current one.
>You should join the Oracle Technology Network (it's free); there are
>lots of resources there including discussion groups that will answer all
>your questions. See http://technet.oracle.com/
Thansk, I will look inot that. And yes it's 8.1.6
>> Also Oracle seems to recomend a minimum of 128M RAM. I really am not
>> building a production machine, and I have Oracle runing on HP PA=RUSC
>> boxes with this amount of RAM. Surely I can't really need that much for
>> just a small test instance?
>The installer checks your memory and aborts if there's not enough. And
>128MB is what you need free *after* your system loads, not just the
>total physical RAM on your machine. So in fact, you need more than that.
>If you're just experimenting, you should consider Postgres. It is free
>(as opposed to Oracle which will cost you *big bucks* to deploy a
>system) and is a great RDBMS. And it has been debianized so installing
>it is effortless.
Tahnks, I am already a Postgresql user. It is indeed wonderful. But what I am
trying to do here is set up a machine to run a tiny Oracle instance, and most
importantly to allow me to run SQLPlus on using SQLNet to access an existing
failry major Oracle instance I support.
Is it possible to install just the client parts? If so can I do that in less
than 128MB? The machien I am planing on using does not even have enough slots
to plug in that much memory! P133 HP Vectra VL$ BTW.
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useless extension to a minor patch release for 32-bit extensions and
a graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit operating system
originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written by a 2-bit
company that can't stand for 1 bit of competition.
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