How to install/configure Ultrasearch 10g?

  • From: "Jesse, Rich" <Rich.Jesse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ORACLE-L (E-mail)" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 14:17:30 -0600

Hey all,
I have manually installed and configured Ultrasearch under Oracle 9.2.0 on 
RHAS3 (using the freely available White Box distro).  The instructions on 
MetaLink were almost straightforward and everything works fine.  Everything 
except the INSO filter bombing on about half of our Acrobat files.  I've found 
that the 10g filter (ORACLE_HOME/ctx/bin/ctxhx) works on the problematic files, 
so I thought I should try using Ultrasearch in 10g.  I've been given a Solaris9 
box to try it out.

Under 10.1.0, the Apache HTTP server installation is on the Companion CD.  
That's fine, but it also requires installation into a new ORACLE_HOME.  OK, I 
do that.  But how do I get Apache in the second ORACLE_HOME to find the 
Ultrasearch stuff that was installed in the first?  Metalink 286244.1 says to 
use the new "searchctl" script.  This was installed into the first ORACLE_HOME. 
 However, the script expects J2EE and Perl to be in the same ORACLE_HOME, but 
J2EE is installed in the first with the database, Perl the second with Apache.  
Basically, I think what I need is to know how to connect Apache to the 
Ultrasearch Middle Tier (without using Oracle App Server).

The "Installing and Configuring Ultra Search" 10g manual tells all about 
configuring the J2EE stuff, which I'll need, but right now I'm having trouble 
finding how I'm properly supposed to tell Apache (again, in ORACLE_HOME #2) how 
to access J2EE (again, in ORACLE_HOME #1).  I'm thinking I've done something 
horribly wrong in the install, but I'll be durned if I can easily figure out 
what I've done.




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