Fedora 13 and Oracle…

Until a couple of days ago I hadn’t even realized that Fedora 13 was out. I guess that shows how interested I am in Fedora these days. 🙂

Anyway, I had a play around with it.



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

6 thoughts on “Fedora 13 and Oracle…”

  1. Hi Tim,

    How do you like Fedora compared to Oracle Enterprise Linux? I have standardized on Oracle Enterprise Linux since most clients want the validated configuration backed by Oracle.


  2. Hi.

    I would never use anything other than OEL for Oracle installations. It’s free (unless you want OS support) and it’s supported for all Oracle software installations. From my perspective it’s a no-brainer.

    My only interest (if you can call it that these days) in Fedora is that it is the proving ground for new RHEL versions. The upcoming RHEL6 is based on Fedora 12, with some backports from Fedora 13. I like to see what’s coming round the corner.



  3. You can fix the oracle install media to avoid the emagent link error ahead of time. Here’s a scripted fix for it, you can also just make the makefile changes by hand during the install/after the install if needed, but this is useful if you normally use an automated install process:

    Run these commands in:

    (Make sure filegroup45.jar is a zip file containing the two makefiles if
    you upgrade to a newer build.)

    rm -r tmp-jar-fix
    mkdir tmp-jar-fix
    cd tmp-jar-fix
    unzip ../filegroup45.jar
    perl -pi -e ‘s|\$\(MK_EMAGENT_NMECTL\) -lnnz11|\$(MK_EMAGENT_NMECTL)|go’
    perl -pi -e ‘s|\$\(MK_EMAGENT_NMECTL\)|\$(MK_EMAGENT_NMECTL) -lnnz11|go’
    if [ ! -e ../filegroup45.jar.ORIG ]; then cp ../filegroup45.jar
    ../filegroup45.jar.ORIG; fi
    rm ../filegroup45.jar
    7z a -tzip ../filegroup45.jar sysman/lib/*.mk
    cd ..
    rm -r tmp-jar-fix
    chown oracle:oracle filegroup45*


  4. No idea what Oracle 13i is. I’ve never heard of it.

    This is an article about installing Oracle 11gR2 on Fedora 13. No mention of Oracle 13 here.



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