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Oracle Forms and Reports 12c (12.2.1) Installation on Oracle Linux 6 and 7

This article describes the default installation of Oracle Forms and Reports on Oracle Linux 6 and 7. The article assumes there is already an Oracle WebLogic Server 12cR1 (12.2.1) installation present on the machine.

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Software

Download the Forms and Reports 12c (12.2.1) software from Oracle Technology Network.

Prerequisites

In addition to any prerequisites performed during the WebLogic 12c installation, the following packages should be installed as the "root" user, if they are not already present.

# OL6 and OL7
yum install binutils -y
yum install compat-libcap1 -y
yum install compat-libstdc++-33 -y
yum install compat-libstdc++-33.i686 -y
yum install gcc -y
yum install gcc-c++ -y
yum install glibc -y
yum install glibc.i686 -y
yum install glibc-devel -y
yum install glibc-devel.i686 -y
yum install libaio -y
yum install libaio-devel -y
yum install libgcc -y
yum install libgcc.i686 -y
yum install libstdc++ -y
yum install libstdc++.i686 -y
yum install libstdc++-devel -y
yum install ksh -y
yum install make -y
yum install sysstat -y

# OL6 Only
yum install libXext.i686 -y
yum install libXtst.i686 -y
yum install openmotif -y
yum install openmotif22 -y

# OL7 Only
yum install ocfs2-tools -y
yum install motif -y
yum install motif-devel -y
yum install numactl -y
yum install numactl-devel -y

Turning off the firewall and setting SELinux to Permissive reduces the chances of problems during the installation. You can see how to do this here.

Installation

The images were originally captured from a 12.2.1.0 installation. The process is the same for 12.2.1.2.

The following actions should be performed as the user that owns the WebLogic installation. In my case, that user is called "oracle". Unzipping the "fmw_12.2.1.2.0_fr_linux64_Disk1_1of1.zip" file produces an executable ".bin" file, which starts the installer.

$ unzip fmw_12.2.1.2.0_fr_linux64_Disk1_1of1.zip
$ ./fmw_12.2.1.2.0_fr_linux64.bin

If this is is the first installation on the machine you will need to specify an inventory location. Enter the inventory location, like "/u01/app/oraInventory" and click the "OK" button.

Inventory

Click the "Next" button on the Welcome screen.

Welcome

Select the "Skip Auto Updates" radio group, then click the "Next" button.

Auto Updates

Enter the path for a previously installed 12.2.1 middleware home, then click the "Next" button.

Installation Location

Select the "Forms and Reports Deployment" option, then click the "Next" button.

Installation Type

If the prerequisites were successful, click the "Next" button.

Prerequisite Checks

If you are happy with the installation summary, click the "Install" button.

Installation Summary

Once the installation is complete, click the "Next" button.

Installation Progress

On the final screen, click the "Finish" button.

Installation Complete

Your installation is now complete.

Post-Installation

Unlike previous versions, where the Forms and Reports Services installation automatically created the domain, in 12c you need to do this manually performing the following steps.

For more information see:

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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