I’m trying to install Oracle on Linux (pity me), and am currently slogging through the list of things I have to install first. Currently I’m working on libgcc. I downloaded the RPM ‘libgcc42-4.2.1_20070724-17.i586.rpm’ and installed it using the command ‘rpm -i libgcc42-4.2.1_20070724-17.i586.rpm’. No error messages come out or anything, it reports a successful install, so I assume I’m good.
The next day I try to install Oracle, and the installer dutifully reports that it can’t find libgcc. Well, that’s no good. So I fire up rpm.pbone.net and end up getting another RPM, ‘libgcc-4.1.2_20070115-0.14.i586.rpm’. When I tried to install this, I got the error message ‘file /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 from install of libgcc-4.1.2_20070115-0.14 conflicts with file from package libgcc42-4.2.1_20070724-17’.
I rather foolishly decided, at this point, ‘well…what if I just delete libgcc_s.so.1?’ Unfortunately, I get the same error message when I try to install the ‘new’ RPM. And if I try to re-install the old one, whether by using rpm -i or rpm -U, it insists that the package is already installed, so I can’t get the old version of libgcc_s.so.1 back. Uhm…whoops? Anyone know how I fix this?
Okay, now this is odd…the Oracle installer is still insisting that it can’t find libgcc, even though I installed the latest version, ran ldconfig, and then ran ldconfig with the -p option to make sure that libgcc was listed (it was). So why isn’t the installer seeing it, I wonder…?
Knowing the versions would be nice too. There are CoolSolutions online
about how to get Oracle 10x and I think 9x running in various versions
of SUSE. I have some response files from Oracle 10g and the 10.2.0.3 (I
think) patch that you can use if you’d like that make it so I never miss
an Oracle install anymore at all (they don’t lay down an actual database
but they lay down all the files for one so you can just run ‘dbca’ and
go from there.
>> Okay, now this is odd…the Oracle installer is still insisting that it
>> can’t find libgcc
> wild guess: maybe it is looking for it in the wrong place, or in the
> wrong way…maybe it is looking in the libpath, and should be looking
> in ???
> after all, it IS Oracle…right? where does libgcc ‘live’ on (say) a
> Solaris machine…or RedHat…or wherever most folks stuff Oracle
> is it in exactly the same place (or environmental variable) on your
> maybe the installer isn’t “smart enough” to find it on YOUR machine…
> hmmmmmm…you did BUY the Oracle, right? call them and ask them if
> there is anything special you need to know to install on openSUSE
> version XX.X (you never said your version)…
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