Thinking Out Loud

September 6, 2007

Oracle 11gR1 install on CentOS 5 Notes

Filed under: CentOS,linux,oracle,RedHat — mdinh @ 4:42 pm


Requirements for Installing Oracle 11gR1 32bit RDBMS on RHEL 5 & OEL 5

Surprisingly straight forward using the above notes.

useradd -u 503 oracle

passwd oracle

groupadd -g 521 dba

groupadd -g 522 oinstall

usermod -g oinstall -G dba oracle

rpm -qa compat-libstdc++-33 \
elfutils-libelf-devel \
glibc-devel \
gcc \
gcc-c++ \
libaio-devel \
libstdc++-devel \
sysstat \
unixODBC \
unixODBC-devel |sort

rpm -qa binutils \
elfutils-libelf \
glibc \
glibc-common \
libaio \
libgcc \
libstdc++ \
make |sort













  1. 10g or 11g (“Oracle 10gR1 install on CentOS 5 Notes” ?_

    Comment by Anon — September 6, 2007 @ 8:45 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks!

    I have updated the title.

    Comment by mdinh — September 6, 2007 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

  3. Yup, apart from the glaring typo in the blog title (11g intended, not 10g!), I find these sorts of posts pretty sad. What will you do, for example, when you’ve already got your 21st group and are told to type groupadd -521 dba?

    What about the fact that if you do a bog-standard OS install with the developer libraries package group selected, all that faffing around with rpm -qa is completely unnecessary?

    Attention to detail… not exactly evident here, I think.

    Comment by Howard Rogers — September 7, 2007 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  4. I like to specify uid/gid for user/group creation.

    If 521 is in used, then chose the next available sequence.

    rpm -qa is completely unnecessary?

    The server was handed to me.

    How would I know what packages where installed if I don’t check?

    Yes, I did make a mistake on the subject in haste.

    This was not meant to be a step by step installation instruction.

    Thanks for stopping by and keep them coming.

    It’s a good learning process for me.

    Comment by mdinh — September 7, 2007 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

  5. Yes, thank you: I can work out what to do if 521 is in use. Not all your readers will be quite so clued up, though, and if you’re going to the trouble of making your installation instructions public, you might consider the needs of the public whilst you’re doing it!

    If you didn’t intend to write a “step-by-step instruction”, then fair enough: but it looks like that, gets aggregated on OraNA like that, and passers-by might think it is precisely that.

    Comment by Howard Rogers — September 7, 2007 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

  6. I think you guys need to go somewhere else to complain. I think this person did a great job.
    I would say that if someone didn’t know the first thing about installing oracle 10g or 11g and needed
    help. This would be a great ref! The screen shots help them with the viewing of an install if they had never
    seen one. I get upset when people complain about how someone is doing on a How-to.
    If you didn’t like this.. Then why didn’t you just go and create your own Oracle 11g install for Centos or RHL
    and tell them to also view this other link to oracle install…

    Thanks for the Oracle install information.
    A friend of mine needed a visual on the install and they were very happy with your site

    Comment by worldunix — December 22, 2010 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

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