Installing Oracle on RHEL

January 13th, 2012

UPDATE: thanks to Alex Gorbachev for pointing out that Oracle has a public yum for OEL which is compatible with REHEL and Oracle has Oracle certified packages:

Oracle Certified packages:

http://oss.oracle.com/el5/oracle-validated/
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/extractingfilesrpm-444871.html

Public Yum:

http://public-yum.oracle.com/


A small but time consuming LINUX issue:

When installing on RHEL for both 10 and 11, I get errors that the following  libraries are missing

The message is a little misleading as both the i386 and x86_64 versions of libaio have to be intalled

libaio-0.3.106-3.2.i386
libaio-0.3.106-3.2.x86_64
libaio-devel-0.3.106-3.2.i386
libaio-devel-0.3.106-3.2.x86_64
sysstat-7.0.2-1.SEL5_2.i386

The last time I installed Oracle on LINUX was almost a year ago and it took me several hours to track this down.  Since then that test machine has been blown away and a long with it my copies of these libraries. Today I tried to  install Oracle 11 on LINUX and again I spent another hour or two trying to track these down.

You should  just run something like:

yum install libaio-devel-0.3.106
yum install sysstat-7.0.2
But if the machine isn’t registered or if for some reason this doesn’t work then its a bit of a bind.
This http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=libaio-devel seemed like a good lead on getting the RPMs but the download links didn’t work for me. The source that ended up working for me was

http://www.icewalkers.com/rpm/libaio/fedora-core-6/download/libaio-2305.html

http://www.icewalkers.com/rpm/libaio-devel/fedora-core-6/download/libaio-devel-2306.html

This is fedora but seems to work on RHEL. I’m doing some quick tests and hacking around, so I just want to getting up and running asap.  For production use, it would be wise to get yum registered and working correctly.

I tar’ed up and gziped the rpms here http://oraclemonitor.com/ftp/

in the file   oracle_fed_rpms.tar.gz

 


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  2. January 13th, 2012 at 07:09 | #1

    oracle-validated package FTW!

  3. February 11th, 2013 at 06:50 | #3

    Thanks for this useful article … this solved my installation issue … especially this link

    http://www.icewalkers.com/rpm/libaio-devel/fedora-core-6/download/libaio-devel-2306.html

  4. February 11th, 2013 at 06:55 | #4

    since writing this post I’ve come upon
    http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/11g/oracle-db-11gr2-installation-on-oracle-linux-6.php
    which is an awesome post on installing 11gR2 on Linux 6
    – Kyle

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