Oracle 9.2.0.1 on debian woody

requisites

check gcc 2.95 present
check openmotif present

user and group

add group dba :  addgroup --system dba
add user oracle in group dba : adduser --system --ingroup dba --shell /bin/sh oracle
create directories

set env variables

ORACLE_SID=something
ORACLE_BASE=/opt/app/oracle
ORACLE_HOME=/opt/app/oracle/product/9.2.0.4
ORACLE_DOC=/opt/app/oracle/doc

Running installer

The most important : UNLOCK Verr. Num !!!!

When asked to run root.sh : correct path for awk : /usr/bin/awk instead of /bin/awk

If you got TNS lost contact error when starting instance
put the following lines can in the /etc/security/limits.conf file:

oracle soft nofile 65536
oracle hard nofile 65536
oracle soft nproc 16384
oracle hard nproc 16384

and REBOOT  (really) !!


If you are on testing (sarge)

And you have got a line error : check app/oracle/product/9.2.0.4/install/make.log
try with gcc 2.95 if undefined reference to `dl_iterate_phdr@GLIBC_2.2.4' found.

When running client apps the following line may be necessary.
export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1