Re: 9iRel2 install on RHEL ES4

  • From: John Smiley <jrsmiley@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Rich.Jesse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 13:40:19 -0600

That's interesting. I've heard exactly the opposite from several folks, 
including Werner. By ignoring the system prerequisites, you forego allowing 
the installer to check for other important factors such as memory, swap, 
disk space, etc. It seems to me that spoofing the installer while allowing 
all other checks to be be made is a pretty good idea.
 The change is only temporary while installing Oracle. The original contents 
are restored after the install, so no impact on up2date.
 John Smiley 

 On 6/22/05, Jesse, Rich <Rich.Jesse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> Agreed. And in cases where the Oracle Installer is itself installed using 
> ignoreSysPrereqs, I'll instead modify $OUI_HOME/oraparams.ini to add the 
> "offending" OS, just in case some if the SysPrereqs should not be met in the 
> future.
>  My $.02,
> Rich
>  -----Original Message-----
> *From:* oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Reidy, Ron
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 22, 2005 11:59 AM
> *To:* jrsmiley@xxxxxxxxx; joe_dba@xxxxxxxxxxx
> *Cc:* oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; stellr@xxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* RE: 9iRel2 install on RHEL ES4
> This changing of /etc/redhat-release is not a very good idea. This file is 
> used by up2date and spoofing it to install software is IMHO, not a very good 
> idea. Better to use the -ignoreSysPrereqs when invoking runInstaller.
> ----------------- 
> Ron Reidy 

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