* Last Updated 9/03/99
I. Installation Issues----------------------
1. Which JRE version is required for running the Oracle Universal
Installer(OUI) and where is this available ?
Use JRE 1.1.6 v5 from http://www.blackdown.org . The JRE 1.1.7 v3 (green
threads) also should work, though not tested,which is also availble from
Download and install the above mentioned JRE in any location where thereis
enough disk space and create a symbolic link from /usr/local/jreto the
location where JRE was installed.
2. On what window managers was OUI tested ?
OUI runs on fvwm and KDE.
There is a bug in the Enlightenment package used with GNOME on Red Hat
6.0that causes the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) to fail. You may
downloadthe RPM upgrade for the Enlightenment
package,enlightenment-0.15.5-37.i386.rpm from the Red hat Errata site at
3. Could not locate gmake in the installed Linux distribution.
Make /usr/bin/gmake as symbolic link to /usr/bin/make.
$ su - root$ cd /usr/bin$ ln -s gmake make$ exit
4. OUI couldn't determine the free disk space though there is enough
spaceand instead displayed some warnings.
It's a bug in the installer. Please ignore the warnings andcontinue the
5. When OUI reached installing protocol support, an empty list boxis
displayed where the network protocols should have been listed.Unable to
select any protocol.
Only the TCP/IP adapter is supported which is default and built-in, andso
the screen is blank.
6. Just before the DB Assistant is launched, a dialog is displayed withthe
warning:"JNLS Exception: oracle.ntp.jnls.JNLSException Unable to find
anyNational Character Sets. Please check your Oracle installation."
This is a known problem (884001). Ignore the warning
7. Which one do we install to launch dbassist - JDK or JRE ?
Download and install JRE 1.1.6 v5 as mentioned above, before launchingthe
8. While testing the database creation using the dbassist, we haveobserved
that, on a 4-way SMP system, it took more than 4 hours tocreate the
database, if all the options are enabled. This may affectthe performance of
the machine during this time.
You could either select the option to create scripts and run them ORuse the
scripts provided in $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/install/create to createthe
database. The scripts in $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/install/createtake ORACLE_SID
as the parameter. Before running these scripts copy theinit.ora available
in this directory as $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/init<sid>.oraand modify any
parameters in this to suit your requirements, at a minimumchange the
db_name, instance_name and service_name parameters.To enable the 8i
features set the compatible parameter to "8.1.5" in theinit<sid>.ora file.
The order in which to run these scripts is
crdb1.sh |crdb2.sh |-- To create database files, data dictionary
viewscrdb3.sh | and add PL/SQL supportreplicate.sh --- Advanced replication
optionordinst.sh |__ Oracle Intermediaimedia.sh |drsys.sh |__ Oracle
interMedia Textcontext.sh |java.sh --- Oracle Jserversqlplus1.sh
|sqlplus2.sh |-- Demos and SQL*Plus help tablessqlplus3.sh |
You need not have to run all these scripts to create the database.The first
three scripts (crdb1.sh, crdb2.sh and crdb3.sh) would create adatabase and
the scripts sqlplus1.sh, sqlplus2.sh and sqlplus.sh wouldcreate some demo
tables. Once the database is created, you could run otherscripts mentioned
above to use the respective 8i feature, e.g., for Jserver,run the java.sh
script. To enable Oracle Intermedia Text, run the scripts -drsys.sh and
context.sh, in this order only. Similarly, forOracle Intermedia, run
ordinst.sh followed by imedia.sh.
9. OUI doesn't seem to get installed anywhere even if the
"installedproducts" shows the OUI.
If the specified ORACLE_HOME is say, /usr/local/8i/oracle, and didnotselect
the location for OUI installation, it gets installed in/usr/local/8i.
10. Oracle Intelligent Agent Executables are not present in
$ORACLE_HOME/binafter installation. These executables neither get installed
Please refer to the release note for instructions to link theOracle
Intelligent Agent executables - dbsnmp, oemevent.
II. General Issues------------------
1. On which Linux distributions is Oracle 8i for Intel-Linux certified ?
This release is certified with Red Hat 6.0. Certification for
otherdistributions is currently in progress.
2. Which JDK version is required for the JDBC drivers ?
Use the JDK 1.1.6 v5 from http://www.blackdown.org.
3. The jdbc thin driver errors when connecting from an NT box. OCI
driverworks fine, but thin driver returns the "No more data to read from
This is a known problem in the client-side Java libraries (910741)This is
fixed in the current Oracle 8i for Intel-Linux distribution andgets
installed in $ORACLE_HOME/jdbc/lib. Copy this version ofclasses111.zip to
appropriate directory on the client-side.
4. libclntsh.so.8.0 is not present in the installed ORACLE_HOME.
It should have been generated at install time. In any case, it can
begenerated by invoking the script genclntsh located in $ORACLE_HOME/bin.
5. OCI header files are missing.
The OCI header files are installed in $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/demo directory.
6. Unable to connect to 8.0.5 DB server from 8.1.5 Sqlplus.
Recreate the $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libclntsh.so.8.0 and try connecting to8.0.5
$ cd $ORACLE_HOME/bin$ genclntsh
7. Unable to use the Pro*C.
Replace <your-oracle-home> with your path to ORACLE_HOME and save
thefollowing as $ORACLE_HOME/precomp/admin/pcscfg.cfg file. This is the
configuration file for