After the installation of Oracle 11g XE on Windows, I anticipated problems installing on Fedora. It’s terrific to report it was by far simpler to install on Fedora. This post provides the steps, and builds on the Fedora configuration published earlier this week.
- After you download the software from the Oracle web site, you’ll need to expand the compressed file. When you double click on the download item you will see the following screen. Click Extract at the top of the display.
- The Extract displays the following dialog. Click the Create Folder button and you’ll get an entry point for a new directory in your user’s directory. For the example, Oracle11gXE
- After creating the directory, click the Extract button.
- The extract process completes and shows the following dialog.
- The Disk1 directory will show the following contents.
- You need to drop down into a Terminal session, which you can launch by clicking on Applications, System Tools, and Terminal in the menu.
sudo rpm -iv oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm
This command will install the packages in verbose syntax and display the following messages:
[sudo] password for mclaughlinm: Preparing packages for installation... oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0 Executing post-install steps... You must run '/etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure' as the root user to configure the database.
- This step requires that you assume the role of the
rootuser, which can be done with this syntax:
root shell, you run the Oracle 11g XE configuration with this command:
The following are the text prompts that you accept to configure Oracle 11g XE:
Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Configuration ------------------------------------------------- This will configure on-boot properties of Oracle Database 11g Express Edition. The following questions will determine whether the database should be starting upon system boot, the ports it will use, and the passwords that will be used for database accounts. Press <Enter> to accept the defaults. Ctrl-C will abort. Specify the HTTP port that will be used for Oracle Application Express : Specify a port that will be used for the database listener : Specify a password to be used for database accounts. Note that the same password will be used for SYS and SYSTEM. Oracle recommends the use of different passwords for each database account. This can be done after initial configuration: Confirm the password: Do you want Oracle Database 11g Express Edition to be started on boot (y/n) [y]: Starting Oracle Net Listener...Done Configuring database... Starting Oracle Database 11g Express Edition instance...Done Installation completed successfully.
After completing the configuration, you need to do two things. First, you need to modify the
.bash_profile file for your user (covered in the next step). Second, you need to reboot your system.
- This step requires that you exit the
rootshell by typing the
exitcommand. This should put you back into your administration account with sudoer privileges. You use
vito edit and add the following to the
Or, you can write your own file, like this:
# Oracle Settings TMP=/tmp; export TMP TMPDIR=$TMP; export TMPDIR ORACLE_HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain; export ORACLE_HOSTNAME ORACLE_UNQNAME=DB11G; export ORACLE_UNQNAME ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle; export ORACLE_BASE ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/11.2.0/xe; export ORACLE_HOME ORACLE_SID=XE; export ORACLE_SID NLS_LANG=`$ORACLE_HOME/bin/nls_lang.sh`; export NLS_LANG ORACLE_TERM=xterm; export ORACLE_TERM PATH=/usr/sbin:$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
You can now log in to the Oracle database with the following syntax from the command line. You’ll be prompted for the
system password that you entered during the configuration steps. I’ll add another post on SQL Developer later this week.
If you want to use the menu choices added by the installation, you need to put your privileged
sudoer in the
dba group. I wrote a blog post on it here.