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Oracle Database 10g (10.1.0.2) Installation on Tru64 5.1b

This article is intended as a brief guide to installing Oracle Database 10g (10.1.0.2) on Tru64 5.1b. For additional information and platform variations read the Installation Guide for UNIX Systems.

Download Software

Download Alpha Java SDK SDK v 1.4.2-3.

Download the Oracle installation files from otn.oracle.com.

Unpack Files

First unzip the files.

gunzip ship_10g_db_disk1.cpio.z
gunzip ship_10g_db_disk2.cpio.z

Next unpack the contents of the files.

cpio -idmv < ship_10g_db_disk1.cpio
cpio -idmv < ship_10g_db_disk2.cpio

You should now have two directories (Disk1 and Disk2) containing installation files.

Set Kernel Parameters

For a complete list of kernel settings read Configure Kernel Subsystem Attributes on Tru64 UNIX.

The current settings can be viewed using the following commands.

/sbin/sysconfig -q ipc
/sbin/sysconfig -q proc

If any settings need to be altered they can be added to the end of the "/etc/sysconfigtab" file. The typical alterations are shown below.

vm:
  new_wire_method = 1 # Set to 0 if <= 5.1b PK2
  vm_bigpg_enabled = 0

ipc:
  shm_max = 4278190080 # (4 GB less 16MB)
  shm_min = 1
  shm_mni = 256
  shm_seg = 256

proc:
  max_per_proc_stack_size = 33554432
  per_proc_stack_size = 8388608
  max_per_proc_data_size = 335544320
  per_proc_data_size = 335544320
  max_per_proc_address_space = 1073741824 # or RAM (whichever is greater)
  per_proc_address_space = 1073741824
     
rdg:
  msg_size = 32768
  max_objs = 5120
  max_async_req = 256
  max_sessions = 500
  rdg_max_auto_msg_wires = 0
  rdg_auto_msg_wires = 0

rt:
  aio_task_max_num = 8193

vfs:
  fifo_do_adaptive = 0

Check Metalink Note: 169706.1 to confirm the current best settings.

Once the file is altered the server must be rebooted to take on the new settings. This can be done using the following command.

shutdown -r now

Setup

Install the Java development kit.

cd /tmp
tar -xvf java142-3.tar
cd java142
setld -l /tmp/java142

Choose the option to load all subsets.

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 /u01/app
mkdir /u01/app/oracle
mkdir /u01/app/oracle/product
mkdir /u01/app/oracle/product/10.1.0/db_1
chown -R oracle.oinstall /u01/app

Login as root and issue the following command.

xhost +<machine-name>

Login as the oracle user and add the following lines at the end of the ".profile" file.

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

ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle; export ORACLE_BASE
ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/10.1.0/db_1; export ORACLE_HOME
PATH=.:$PATH:/usr/sbin:/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/local/bin
PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin:/usr/opt/java142:/usr/opt/java142/bin; export PATH
ORACLE_SID=TSH1; export ORACLE_SID
ORACLE_TERM=xterm; export ORACLE_TERM
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:/lib:/usr/lib; export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
CLASSPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/JRE:$ORACLE_HOME/jlib:$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/jlib; export CLASSPATH

DISPLAY=<machine-name>:0.0; export DISPLAY

stty erase "^H"
set -o emacs
set filec

Installation

Log into the oracle user. If you are using X emulation then set the DISPLAY environmental variable.

DISPLAY=<machine-name>:0.0; export DISPLAY

Start the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) by issuing the following command in the Disk1 directory.

./runInstaller

Continue with the installation as normal.

If you encounter linking problems during the installation consider doing the installation from the console. I was unable to complete the linking phase of the installation when using Cygwin X emulation.

Post Installation

Edit the "/etc/oratab" file setting the restart flag for each instance to 'Y'.

TSH1:/u01/app/oracle/product/10.1.0/db_1:Y

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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