Re: pdksh on CentOS -5

  • From: Ravi Madabhushanam <ravi.madabhushanam@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2010 00:00:42 +0530

Thanks everyone for you replies.

I do understand that CentOS is not supported. But CentOS is the binary
equivalent to Oracle. As per my limited knowledge in this area, CentOS did
exactly same thing as Oracle. Take everything from Redhat and change the
brand name. As the environment I was setting is up for a POC , I had to
choose an open source platform. I even downloaded from the Oracle dump from
"OTN" and not from edelivery..

Regarding the pdksh requirement, As the note 169706.1, pdksh is a
requirement for RHEL/OEL 4. for RHEL5 , we need to refer Note
This document no where specifies about pdksh. What surprises me is that,
pdksh is not even present in the distribution media. I remember having it in
CentOS 4 though. Could any please confirm that it is present on RHEL5 media
as well.

I didnt tried installing it from yum though. But the strange thing is that doesn't
have any reference to pdksh at all. So is openmotif21.We have only

Could any please confirm , whether RHEL/OEL media for 5.2 version contains
pdksh or openmotif21 rpm's. If they are there, I can confirm that CentOS is
no more similar to RHEL.

Thanks again for all your help.


On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 9:32 PM, Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

> Isn't this the difference between supported and certified that Oracle like
> to maintain?
> Niall Litchfield
> On Jun 4, 2010 3:49 PM, "Jared Still" <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Ravi Madabhushanam <
> ravi.madabhushanam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Hello A...
> You probably already know that CentOS is not a supported platform.
> If not, now you do.  :)
> One thing you may not know is that even with supportable versions of Linux
> (RedHat and Oracle) you are supposed to install *everything from the Linux
> *
> **distribution for the platform to be supportable.  Including games.
> I don't know that they would try to actually enforce that, but the point is
> that
> maybe you didn't check off something in the OS install that Oracle
> requires.
> This is the first time though I've heard of pdksh being a requirement.
> As for openmotif21, having openmotif22 does not fulfill that requirement.
> There must be a reason for the specific version.
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist
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>   > > Thanks you very much. > > Regards, > ~Ravi.M

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