Oracle 10g on Fedora 7

Okay some of you might just think why in the world 10g on fed 7… I did it for the heck of it. I did get help for installing it on RHEL 5 and thus made some alterations and did it on Fedora 7. Here’s the guide:

Hosts File
The /etc/hosts file must contain a fully qualified name for the server:

<IP-address> <fully-qualified-machine-name> <machine-name>

Set Kernel Parameters
Add the following lines to the /etc/sysctl.conf file:

#kernel.shmall = 2097152
kernel.shmmax = 2147483648
kernel.shmmni = 4096
# semaphores: semmsl, semmns, semopm, semmni
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128
#fs.file-max = 65536
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 1024 65000
net.core.rmem_default=262144
net.core.rmem_max=262144
net.core.wmem_default=262144
net.core.wmem_max=262144

Run the following command to change the current kernel parameters:

/sbin/sysctl -p

Add the following lines to the /etc/security/limits.conf file:

* soft nproc 2047
* hard nproc 16384
* soft nofile 1024
* hard nofile 65536

Add the following line to the /etc/pam.d/login file, if it does not already exist:

session required /lib/security/pam_limits.so

Disable secure linux by editing the /etc/selinux/config file, making sure the SELINUX flag is set as follows:

SELINUX=disabled

Alternatively, this alteration can be done using the GUI tool (System > Administration > Security Level and Firewall). Click on the SELinux tab and disable the feature.
Setup
Install the following packages:

setarch-2*
make-3*
glibc-2*
libaio-0*
compat-libstdc++-33-3*
compat-gcc-34-3*
compat-gcc-34-c++-3*
gcc-4*
libXp-1*
openmotif-2*
compat-db-4*

Create the new groups and users:

groupadd oinstall
groupadd dba
groupadd oper

useradd -g oinstall -G dba oracle
passwd oracle

Create the directories in which the Oracle software will be installed:

mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1
chown -R oracle.oinstall /u01

Edit the /etc/redhat-release file replacing the current release information (Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)) with the following:

redhat-4

Login to your oracle user and add the following lines at the end of the .bash_profile file:

# Oracle Settings
TMP=/tmp; export TMP
TMPDIR=$TMP; export TMPDIR

ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle; export ORACLE_BASE
ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/10.2.0/db_1; export ORACLE_HOME
ORACLE_SID=TSH1; export ORACLE_SID
ORACLE_TERM=xterm; export ORACLE_TERM
PATH=/usr/sbin:$PATH; export PATH
PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:/lib:/usr/lib; export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
CLASSPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/JRE:$ORACLE_HOME/jlib:$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/jlib; export CLASSPATH

if [ $USER = “oracle” ]; then
if [ $SHELL = “/bin/ksh” ]; then
ulimit -p 16384
ulimit -n 65536
else
ulimit -u 16384 -n 65536
fi
fi

Installation
Log into the oracle user, GRAPHICALLY (I have put it in caps as I used su – oracle to log into oracle user and it did not work).

Start the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) by issuing the following command in the database directory:

./runInstaller

During the installation enter the appropriate ORACLE_HOME and name then continue installation.

Post Installation
Edit the /etc/redhat-release file restoring the original release information:

Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)

Edit the /etc/oratab file setting the restart flag for each instance to ‘Y’:

TSH1:/u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1:Y

Well that’s all folks…

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Oracle 10g on Fedora 7

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