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Installing Oracle Applications Release 11.5.9 on Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3


(Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 under a Vmware virtual machine)

Refer to Metalink Doc ID:  Note: 234783.1 (Subject:  Oracle Applications 11.5.9 – Installation Update Notes for Linux x86 – B10849-01)

Step 1:        For a single-user install, create user applmgr (UID 500, GID 500) and assign it to the dba group (GID 501). Make the primary group of user applmgr ‘dba’.

Step 2:        Ensure that at least 2GB RAM is allocated and a 4GB swapfile exists. If possible, set the number of CPUs to 2.

Step 3:        Necessary packages must exist on the system (current ones shown in brackets):

  1. binutils- [binutils-]
  2. compat-db-4.0.14-5 [ok]
  3. compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.122 [ok]
  4. compat-gcc-c++-7.3-2.96.122 [ok]
  5. compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.122 [ok]
  6. gcc-3.2.3-42 [gcc-3.2.3-20]
  7. gcc-c++-3.2.3-42 gcc-c++-3.2.3-20]
  8. glibc-2.3.2-95.27 [glibc-2.3.2-95.3]
  9. glibc-common-2.3.2-95.27 glibc-common-2.3.2-95.3]
  10. gnome-libs- [x]
  11. libaio-0.3.96-5 [libaio-0.3.96-3]
  12. libaio-devel-0.3.96-5 [libaio-devel-0.3.96-3]
  13. libgcc-3.2.3-42 [libgcc-3.2.3-20]
  14. libstdc++-3.2.3-42 [libstdc++-3.2.3-20]
  15. libstdc++-devel-3.2.3-42 [libstdc++-devel-3.2.3-20]
  16. make-3.79.1-17 [ok]
  17. openmotif21-2.1.30-8 [ok]
  18. pdksh-5.2.14-21 [ok]
  19. setarch-1.3-1 [ok]
  20. sysstat-4.0.7-4.EL3.3 [x]

sysstat-4.0.7-4.EL3.3 – RHEL AS 3 CD 2

gnome-libs- – RHEL AS 3 CD 3

Or load Add/Remove Programs and include:

  1. GNOME Software Development
  2. System Tools [sysstat]
  3. Legacy Development Tools

From Metalink Doc ID: 234783.1, the following are required RPMs:

  • compat-db- [Red Hat CD 3]
  • compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.122
  • compat-gcc-c++-
  • compat-libstdc++-devel-7.3-2.96.122
  • openmotif21-2.1.30-8.i386.rpm [Red Hat CD 3 – MUST be installed manually]
  • setarch-1.3-1

Step 4:        Ensure that the following utilities are present by issuing it as a parameter to the ‘which’ command.

  • which ar
  • which cc
  • which ld
  • which make

Step 5:        Ensure that the JRE JDK 1.3.1_11 is installed. Download the RPM bin file from /archive/. Execute the .bin file to extract the RPM file (Legacy Development Tools must be installed from Add/Remove Programs). When run, the RPM creates the /usr/java/jdk1.3.1_11 directory. Create a softlink in /usr/local/bin to the /usr/java/jdk1.3.1_11/bin/java file. Verify that java works by running java –version from the terminal.

Step 6:         Insert the first CD (Start Here) and copy the CD to the staging area:

mkdir /u4/stage1159

mkdir startCD

mkdir Disk1

cd /u4/stage1159/startCD/Disk1

cp –r /media/cdrom/* .

About 33GB of disk space is required to set up the staging area.

Step 7:        Download and apply patch 3006854.

Step 8:        On the console of appslinux (not VNC), start Rapid Install by running rapidwiz (located in script /home/applmgr/setup1159.env):

unset LANG (this is EXTREMELY important!)

setarch i386

export DISPLAY=:0.0


cd /u0/stage1159/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz


Follow the wizard to completion. See Metalink Doc IDs: 466544.996, 640827.995 and 234783.1.

Refer to the “Installing Oracle Applications: A Guide to Using Rapid Install Release 11i (11.5.10)” (r11510ins.pdf) for more information.