install Oracle 11g R2 on Open Suse 11.6,

I’m trying to install Oracle DB on my Open Suse
(uname says: Linux-llwu preempt 2010-09-20 … 86_65 x86_64 x86_64 gnu/linux)

but it fails when it need to check package requirements…

for example, installation says that libaio-0.3.105 is missing, but I installed it (0.3.105-2), and could upgrade it to 0.3.107-4.1

how should I fix this problem?

Wait until Oracle has bought everyone !>:)


do you know how to solve this?

I mean… it’s important…
I have a web site that relies on oracle db… and there’s a girl comming to my place this evening…
I planned to impress her with my site…
If I impress her, there’s probably going to be some sex this night…

so, if I don’t install oracle DB, there will be no sex…

got it?

Sorry, I don’t know. But I couldn’t just resist. Btw I don’t know openSUSE 11.6 either (?)

What is the exact error message?

sorry, I noticed it right now… it’s openSuse 11.3

it said that required package is missing… just that…

bongo zg wrote:

> :stuck_out_tongue:
> do you know how to solve this?
Please describe what steps you made exactly before that error happens or
which guide you followed. In general you can look here for some info what
might be missing

openSUSE 11.2 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.5.1 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Duo T9300@2.50GHz | Gnome 2.30 | Quadro
FX 3600M | 4GB Ram

It’s still looking for that particular library. Make a soft link?

I’ve done all by this guide, but when I log on as an Oracle user, I receive a message:

kstartupconfig4 does not exist or fails. The error code is 3. Check your installation

Here’s what worked for me:

  1. Download free vmware player for linux (google it).
  2. Install vmware player (practically installs itself, even for me), selecting “NAT” for Network Connection.
  3. Install any old Windows XP you have laying around, possibly the OEM disk that came with your computer, into the VM. This step is like pouring p*ss out of a boot.
  4. Download free development version of Oracle DB, I used the win32 version (not win64).
  5. Install Oracle onto your Win XP virtual machine. Another walk in the park, just follow on-screen directions.
  6. Set up the Oracle listener to be listening.

Once the DB is running in the VM, you can connect to it from the host machine using Oracle instant client tools or Toad or whatever.
If you have enough RAM installed you will be surprised at the performance.

I found this method much easier then installing Oracle direct into Suse.

I’ve installed Oracle 11g on all 11.x OpenSUSE versions with few issues. The main trick is to setup the environment for the oracle user.

The following packages are required for 11g:
glibc-32bit-2.4-31.2 (32 bit)
glibc-devel-32bit-2.4 (32 bit)
libaio-32bit-0.3.104 (32 bit)

I have found the easiest way to fulfill dependencies is shown below. (although it does install more than necessary). If you’re just wanting what is required refer to the list above.

  1. Yast2 -> Install the C/C++ pattern.
  2. Confirm libstdc is installed
sudo zypper in sysstat

Typically the installer won’t recognize that you have the proper dependencies therefore you will need to ignore them.

If you get an error during the install don’t abort…just check the log files; see whats missing ; install it and then resume the installer. Most errors in the install log revolve around the version of libstdc.

Send her around to my place. lol!

Sure you couldn’t make the website depend on MySQL (or MariaDB)? Can she tell the difference? Wow, smart girl if she can. :open_mouth: