Re: Oracle & FC6

  • From: "LS Cheng" <exriscer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mgogala@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 14:05:41 +0100

Hi Mladen

AFIAK Patchset for Linux x86 was out a couple of months ago.

On 11/4/06, Mladen Gogala <mgogala@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I just installed FC6 on a partition and tried to install Oracle x86.
I did install libaio, libaio-devel, compat-libstdc++ and all the rest, but
the installation
was unsuccessful. Both GUI tools (dbca and netca) crapped out during the
installation phase,
which was a bad sign. When I manually configured all the files, created
and its brethren cdump and udump, initTST.ora, orapwTST and the whole 9
yards, sqlplus "/ as sysdba"
was just hanging there. FC5 was creating huge problems and now FC6 seems
to go along the same
path. It looks like Fedora will cease being a usable distribution for
Oracle. I'm making
my mind between CentOS which would leave me within the generally well
known and supported
world of Red Hat or Ubuntu, recent new favorite of the Oracle Corp. Of
course, my FC4 still
works. From what I read, Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian, only marginally
adjusted to be
usable by humans. It doesn't look good. Of course, with the recent war
games between Oracle
and Red Hat, there are no guarantees that Oracle will support EL5, even if
it comes out soon.
Patch sets are far between and of lower and lower quality. Patchset is still not
available for Linux, despite being out on SUN for months. Linux doesn't
look like a tier 1
platform that it was promised to be. Solaris x86 is in worse situation
still. From afar,
it looks like Oracle Corp. is in utter disarray, quite incapable of
producing decent quality
code. Oh, and FC6 is not much better, it overwrote all of my GRUB entries
end wiped the
/boot filesystem clean. Have I not had a backup, I would have been in a
bad predicament.
Jesus saves and so do I, to a DVD, whenever possible.

Mladen Gogala


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