I had a quick go at this installation and it worked OK. I had to load a bunch of FC6 packages to get Oracle to install, link and run properly. It looks like lots of the “compat_*” packages have been removed from Fedora 7, which is a problem as Oracle 10g needs them. The “libaio” package is no longer present. I’m sure the functionality is there somewhere, but I couldn’t get the listener to work without loading the old package. Also, the “libXP” package is necessary to get the installer to run. It has also been removed, along with some deprecated X11 packages that were present in FC6.
I’m sure the cleanup makes sense going forward, and 10g is getting a little old in Fedora timescales, but I wonder how many other applications will be broken by this.
Of course, I’m no Linux expert, so maybe I’ve missed something and these extra packages are not really needed.
I’ve just put some images of a Fedora 7 installation onto the website.
This article slipped out a little early, so sorry if you tried to read it and found half of the images missing.
When I get a chance I’ll try an Oracle installation on it.
Is SumbleUpon really worth $75 million?
I suppose the answer to that is yes, since eBay have just bought them for that figure. StumbleUpon claim 23 million regular users, of which I’m one, but if most of the other users are like me, they just click on a single toolbar button when they get bored. I can’t remember the last time, if ever, I did anything other than hit the “Stumble!” button. I don’t even rate pages I visit. Are 23 million users like me really worth that much money? The words “Boom” and “Bust” spring to mind!
Does anyone want to buy a blog that is visible to all internet users worldwide (even though they don’t actually read it) for several million pounds?
By the way, Fedora (don’t call it Core) 7 is now available.