FC5 Update… Again…

Over the last few weeks I’ve received lots of comments relating to the Oracle 10gR2 on FC5 issue. Recently, most of these have been people commenting on the success of the installation. As a result, I revisited the article based on all the comments and made the following changes:

  • There was a typo on my amendment on the gennttab script. It’s now corrected.
  • I originally used the source rather than the binary of the openmotif21 package. I now use the binary.
  • I was originally installing from an early download of 10gR2, the one that extracts to give a “./db/Disk1/runInstaller” structure. I downloaded a later release that extracts to “./database/runInstaller”. I now use this later release.

I ran through the installation again this morning and it worked perfectly. I don’t know which of the three changes made the difference and to be totally frank, I don’t care. So as it stands, the installation works fine and I hope this is the last time I’ll have to use FC5.

Thanks to everyone who helped in the production of the final article. All your comments were appreciated. πŸ™‚

Cheers

Tim…

PS. The document has been released, so it is now listed as a new article. You gotta laugh πŸ™‚

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

10 thoughts on “FC5 Update… Again…”

  1. I was about to offer to help with some ldd listings from a working install on FC5 – but you have already got it working.

    I quite like FC5, well on my laptop, the latest kernel seems to be causing weird timouts on the SATA disks on Desktop PC πŸ™ appears to be a APIC problem.

    Andy

  2. Thanks for keeping me in mind πŸ™‚

    I’m sure FC5 fine, but CentOS4 is rock solid, so I can’t see the point in moving to something that has already given me trouble. πŸ™‚

    Perhaps I may be a little more inclined if I ever treat myself to that new laptop I keep promising myself πŸ˜‰

    Cheers

    Tim…

  3. The trick is in the new download. Oracle has quietly enabled it to use NPTL. Everything is fine now. I upgraded another machine and the world is nice again.
    May the force be with you.

  4. Actually, not that sneaky. Fedora is not officially supported and they didn’t have to do that. It was actually very nice of Oracle. I must say that I am grateful. Of course, don’t tell that to anyone, as they might become conceited…
    BTW, did I ever tell you that I love your DBMS_SCHEDULER book? I know I reviewed it, but I also bought it. Electronic format is not enough.

  5. I was about to offer to help with some ldd listings from a working install on FC5 – but you have already got it working.

    I quite like FC5, well on my laptop, the latest kernel seems to be causing weird timouts on the SATA disks on Desktop PC appears to be a APIC problem.

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