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Oracle 12c Pre-requisites

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Installing any Oracle database is tedious, but the installing the prerequisites can be especially tedious. This post tries to simplify the process by creating a single prereq.sh file for all the prerequisite libraries, except for the oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall, which you should run after the prerequisite file.

The prerequisite file should contain the following:

yum install -y binutils \
               compat-libstdc++-33 \
               compat-libstdc++-33.i686 \
               gcc \
               gcc-c++ \
               glibc \
               glibc.i686 \
               glibc-devel \
               glibc-devel.i686 \
               ksh \
               libgcc \
               libgcc.i686 \
               libstdc++ \
               libstdc++.i686 \
               libstdc++-devel \
               libstdc++-devel.i686 \
               libaio \
               libaio.i686 \
               libaio-devel \
               libaio-devel.i686 \
               libXext \
               libXext.i686 \
               libXtst \
               libXtst.i686 \
               libX11 \
               libX11.i686 \
               libXau \
               libXau.i686 \
               libxcb \
               libxcb.i686 \
               libXi \
               libXi.i686 \
               make \
               sysstat \
               unixODBC \
               unixODBC-devel \
               zlib-devel \
               zlib-devel.i686

You can run the prereq.sh script as the root user like you would source an environment file:

. ./prereq.sh

Dependent upon what you installed when creating the Oracle Linux 7.1 operating system, you should see something like this in the output console:

sh-4.2# . ./prereq.sh
Loaded plugins: langpacks
Package compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Package libXtst-1.2.2-2.1.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Package libXau-1.0.8-2.1.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Package 1:make-3.82-21.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Package sysstat-10.1.5-7.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package binutils.x86_64 0:2.23.52.0.1-30.el7_1.2 will be updated
---> Package binutils.x86_64 0:2.23.52.0.1-55.el7 will be an update
---> Package compat-libstdc++-33.i686 0:3.2.3-72.el7 will be installed
---> Package gcc.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
--> Processing Dependency: gcc = 4.8.3-9.el7 for package: gcc-gfortran-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: gcc = 4.8.3-9.el7 for package: libquadmath-devel-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64
---> Package gcc.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: cpp = 4.8.5-4.el7 for package: gcc-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libgomp = 4.8.5-4.el7 for package: gcc-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64
---> Package gcc-c++.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package gcc-c++.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
---> Package glibc.x86_64 0:2.17-78.0.1.el7 will be updated
--> Processing Dependency: glibc = 2.17-78.0.1.el7 for package: glibc-headers-2.17-78.0.1.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: glibc = 2.17-78.0.1.el7 for package: glibc-common-2.17-78.0.1.el7.x86_64
---> Package glibc.i686 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libfreebl3.so for package: glibc-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.i686
--> Processing Dependency: libfreebl3.so(NSSRAWHASH_3.12.3) for package: glibc-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.i686
---> Package glibc.x86_64 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6 will be an update
---> Package glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.17-78.0.1.el7 will be updated
---> Package glibc-devel.i686 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6 will be installed
---> Package glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6 will be an update
---> Package ksh.x86_64 0:20120801-22.el7_1.3 will be installed
---> Package libX11.x86_64 0:1.6.0-2.1.el7 will be updated
---> Package libX11.i686 0:1.6.3-2.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libX11-common >= 1.6.3-2.el7 for package: libX11-1.6.3-2.el7.i686
---> Package libX11.x86_64 0:1.6.3-2.el7 will be an update
---> Package libXau.i686 0:1.0.8-2.1.el7 will be installed
---> Package libXext.x86_64 0:1.3.2-2.1.el7 will be updated
---> Package libXext.i686 0:1.3.3-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package libXext.x86_64 0:1.3.3-3.el7 will be an update
---> Package libXi.x86_64 0:1.7.2-2.1.el7 will be updated
---> Package libXi.i686 0:1.7.4-2.el7 will be installed
---> Package libXi.x86_64 0:1.7.4-2.el7 will be an update
---> Package libXtst.i686 0:1.2.2-2.1.el7 will be installed
---> Package libaio.x86_64 0:0.3.109-12.el7 will be updated
---> Package libaio.i686 0:0.3.109-13.el7 will be installed
---> Package libaio.x86_64 0:0.3.109-13.el7 will be an update
---> Package libaio-devel.i686 0:0.3.109-13.el7 will be installed
---> Package libaio-devel.x86_64 0:0.3.109-13.el7 will be installed
---> Package libgcc.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package libgcc.i686 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be installed
---> Package libgcc.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
---> Package libstdc++.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package libstdc++.i686 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be installed
---> Package libstdc++.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
---> Package libstdc++-devel.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package libstdc++-devel.i686 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be installed
---> Package libstdc++-devel.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
---> Package libxcb.x86_64 0:1.9-5.el7 will be updated
---> Package libxcb.i686 0:1.11-4.el7 will be installed
---> Package libxcb.x86_64 0:1.11-4.el7 will be an update
---> Package unixODBC.x86_64 0:2.3.1-11.el7 will be installed
---> Package unixODBC-devel.x86_64 0:2.3.1-11.el7 will be installed
---> Package zlib-devel.i686 0:1.2.7-15.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: zlib = 1.2.7-15.el7 for package: zlib-devel-1.2.7-15.el7.i686
--> Processing Dependency: libz.so.1 for package: zlib-devel-1.2.7-15.el7.i686
---> Package zlib-devel.x86_64 0:1.2.7-15.el7 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package cpp.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package cpp.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
---> Package gcc-gfortran.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package gcc-gfortran.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: libgfortran = 4.8.5-4.el7 for package: gcc-gfortran-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libquadmath = 4.8.5-4.el7 for package: gcc-gfortran-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64
---> Package glibc-common.x86_64 0:2.17-78.0.1.el7 will be updated
---> Package glibc-common.x86_64 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6 will be an update
---> Package glibc-headers.x86_64 0:2.17-78.0.1.el7 will be updated
---> Package glibc-headers.x86_64 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6 will be an update
---> Package libX11-common.noarch 0:1.6.0-2.1.el7 will be updated
---> Package libX11-common.noarch 0:1.6.3-2.el7 will be an update
---> Package libgomp.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package libgomp.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
---> Package libquadmath-devel.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package libquadmath-devel.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
---> Package nss-softokn-freebl.x86_64 0:3.16.2.3-12.el7_1 will be updated
---> Package nss-softokn-freebl.i686 0:3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2 will be installed
---> Package nss-softokn-freebl.x86_64 0:3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2 will be an update
---> Package zlib.x86_64 0:1.2.7-13.el7 will be updated
---> Package zlib.i686 0:1.2.7-15.el7 will be installed
---> Package zlib.x86_64 0:1.2.7-15.el7 will be an update
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libgfortran.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package libgfortran.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
---> Package libquadmath.x86_64 0:4.8.3-9.el7 will be updated
---> Package libquadmath.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
 
Dependencies Resolved
 
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 Package                Arch      Version                   Repository     Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 compat-libstdc++-33    i686      3.2.3-72.el7              ol7_latest    196 k
 glibc                  i686      2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6      ol7_latest    4.2 M
 glibc-devel            i686      2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6      ol7_latest    1.0 M
 ksh                    x86_64    20120801-22.el7_1.3       ol7_latest    880 k
 libX11                 i686      1.6.3-2.el7               ol7_latest    609 k
 libXau                 i686      1.0.8-2.1.el7             ol7_latest     28 k
 libXext                i686      1.3.3-3.el7               ol7_latest     38 k
 libXi                  i686      1.7.4-2.el7               ol7_latest     39 k
 libXtst                i686      1.2.2-2.1.el7             ol7_latest     19 k
 libaio                 i686      0.3.109-13.el7            ol7_latest     24 k
 libaio-devel           i686      0.3.109-13.el7            ol7_latest     12 k
 libaio-devel           x86_64    0.3.109-13.el7            ol7_latest     12 k
 libgcc                 i686      4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    102 k
 libstdc++              i686      4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    310 k
 libstdc++-devel        i686      4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    1.5 M
 libxcb                 i686      1.11-4.el7                ol7_latest    201 k
 unixODBC               x86_64    2.3.1-11.el7              ol7_latest    412 k
 unixODBC-devel         x86_64    2.3.1-11.el7              ol7_latest     54 k
 zlib-devel             i686      1.2.7-15.el7              ol7_latest     49 k
 zlib-devel             x86_64    1.2.7-15.el7              ol7_latest     49 k
Updating:
 binutils               x86_64    2.23.52.0.1-55.el7        ol7_latest    5.0 M
 gcc                    x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest     16 M
 gcc-c++                x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    7.2 M
 glibc                  x86_64    2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6      ol7_latest    3.6 M
 glibc-devel            x86_64    2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6      ol7_latest    1.0 M
 libX11                 x86_64    1.6.3-2.el7               ol7_latest    605 k
 libXext                x86_64    1.3.3-3.el7               ol7_latest     38 k
 libXi                  x86_64    1.7.4-2.el7               ol7_latest     39 k
 libaio                 x86_64    0.3.109-13.el7            ol7_latest     24 k
 libgcc                 x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest     94 k
 libstdc++              x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    297 k
 libstdc++-devel        x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    1.5 M
 libxcb                 x86_64    1.11-4.el7                ol7_latest    189 k
Installing for dependencies:
 nss-softokn-freebl     i686      3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2       ol7_latest    187 k
 zlib                   i686      1.2.7-15.el7              ol7_latest     90 k
Updating for dependencies:
 cpp                    x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    5.9 M
 gcc-gfortran           x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    6.6 M
 glibc-common           x86_64    2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6      ol7_latest     11 M
 glibc-headers          x86_64    2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6      ol7_latest    662 k
 libX11-common          noarch    1.6.3-2.el7               ol7_latest    161 k
 libgfortran            x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    292 k
 libgomp                x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    130 k
 libquadmath            x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest    182 k
 libquadmath-devel      x86_64    4.8.5-4.el7               ol7_latest     45 k
 nss-softokn-freebl     x86_64    3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2       ol7_latest    203 k
 zlib                   x86_64    1.2.7-15.el7              ol7_latest     89 k
 
Transaction Summary
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Install  20 Packages (+ 2 Dependent packages)
Upgrade  13 Packages (+11 Dependent packages)
 
Total download size: 71 M
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  Installing : libXtst-1.2.2-2.1.el7.i686                                 45/70 
  Installing : compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.i686                      46/70 
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  Cleanup    : gcc-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                                     53/70 
  Cleanup    : glibc-devel-2.17-78.0.1.el7.x86_64                         54/70 
  Cleanup    : binutils-2.23.52.0.1-30.el7_1.2.x86_64                     55/70 
  Cleanup    : cpp-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                                     56/70 
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  Cleanup    : libxcb-1.9-5.el7.x86_64                                    61/70 
  Cleanup    : zlib-1.2.7-13.el7.x86_64                                   62/70 
  Cleanup    : libgomp-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                                 63/70 
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  Cleanup    : glibc-common-2.17-78.0.1.el7.x86_64                        67/70 
  Cleanup    : nss-softokn-freebl-3.16.2.3-12.el7_1.x86_64                68/70 
  Cleanup    : glibc-2.17-78.0.1.el7.x86_64                               69/70 
  Cleanup    : libgcc-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                                  70/70 
  Verifying  : libXext-1.3.3-3.el7.x86_64                                  1/70 
  Verifying  : libgcc-4.8.5-4.el7.i686                                     2/70 
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  Verifying  : unixODBC-devel-2.3.1-11.el7.x86_64                         14/70 
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  Verifying  : zlib-1.2.7-15.el7.i686                                     32/70 
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  Verifying  : libquadmath-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                       41/70 
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Installed:
  compat-libstdc++-33.i686 0:3.2.3-72.el7  glibc.i686 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6    
  glibc-devel.i686 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6  ksh.x86_64 0:20120801-22.el7_1.3     
  libX11.i686 0:1.6.3-2.el7                libXau.i686 0:1.0.8-2.1.el7          
  libXext.i686 0:1.3.3-3.el7               libXi.i686 0:1.7.4-2.el7             
  libXtst.i686 0:1.2.2-2.1.el7             libaio.i686 0:0.3.109-13.el7         
  libaio-devel.i686 0:0.3.109-13.el7       libaio-devel.x86_64 0:0.3.109-13.el7 
  libgcc.i686 0:4.8.5-4.el7                libstdc++.i686 0:4.8.5-4.el7         
  libstdc++-devel.i686 0:4.8.5-4.el7       libxcb.i686 0:1.11-4.el7             
  unixODBC.x86_64 0:2.3.1-11.el7           unixODBC-devel.x86_64 0:2.3.1-11.el7 
  zlib-devel.i686 0:1.2.7-15.el7           zlib-devel.x86_64 0:1.2.7-15.el7     
 
Dependency Installed:
  nss-softokn-freebl.i686 0:3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2     zlib.i686 0:1.2.7-15.el7    
 
Updated:
  binutils.x86_64 0:2.23.52.0.1-55.el7                                          
  gcc.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                                      
  gcc-c++.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                                  
  glibc.x86_64 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6                                           
  glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6                                     
  libX11.x86_64 0:1.6.3-2.el7                                                   
  libXext.x86_64 0:1.3.3-3.el7                                                  
  libXi.x86_64 0:1.7.4-2.el7                                                    
  libaio.x86_64 0:0.3.109-13.el7                                                
  libgcc.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                                   
  libstdc++.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                                
  libstdc++-devel.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                          
  libxcb.x86_64 0:1.11-4.el7                                                    
 
Dependency Updated:
  cpp.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                                      
  gcc-gfortran.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                             
  glibc-common.x86_64 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6                                    
  glibc-headers.x86_64 0:2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6                                   
  libX11-common.noarch 0:1.6.3-2.el7                                            
  libgfortran.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                              
  libgomp.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                                  
  libquadmath.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                              
  libquadmath-devel.x86_64 0:4.8.5-4.el7                                        
  nss-softokn-freebl.x86_64 0:3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2                               
  zlib.x86_64 0:1.2.7-15.el7                                                    
 
Complete!

After you have installed the prerequisites, you install the oracle-dbms-server-12cR1-preinstall library as the root user. You run the command as the root user like this:

yum install -y oracle-dbms-server-12cR1-preinstall

You should see the following when it’s successful:

Loaded plugins: langpacks
adobe-linux-x86_64                                       |  951 B     00:00     
ol7_UEKR3                                                | 1.2 kB     00:00     
ol7_latest                                               | 1.4 kB     00:00     
(1/2): ol7_latest/x86_64/updateinfo                      | 829 kB     00:00     
(2/2): ol7_latest/x86_64/primary                         |  16 MB     00:02     
ol7_latest                                                          14500/14500
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall.x86_64 0:1.0-4.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
 
Dependencies Resolved
 
================================================================================
 Package                                Arch     Version     Repository    Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall   x86_64   1.0-4.el7   ol7_latest    18 k
 
Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  1 Package
 
Total download size: 18 k
Installed size: 43 k
Downloading packages:
oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall-1.0-4.el7.x86_64.rpm  |  18 kB   00:00     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall-1.0-4.el7.x86_64        1/1 
  Verifying  : oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall-1.0-4.el7.x86_64        1/1 
 
Installed:
  oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall.x86_64 0:1.0-4.el7                       
 
Complete!

After running the oracle-dbms-server-12cR1-preinstall library, you can navigate through the Applications, Sundry, and Users and Groups to see the following dialog:

OracleUserCreated

It’s hard to tell from the GUI the oracle user’s group. You can find oracle primary user’s group by checking the /etc/passwd file. You will find that oinstall is the primary user’s group.

As always, I hope this helps those trying to install an Oracle Database 12c instance. Please post a comment if you have a better way to load the pre-requisite packages.

Written by maclochlainn

May 31st, 2016 at 2:44 am

Add Gedit Plugins

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Fedora comes with vim and gedit installed but the gedit installation is bare bones. You can update gedit to include supplemental Plug-ins with the following yum command as the root user:

yum install -y gedit-plugins

It generates the following log file:

Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
mysql-connectors-community                                  | 2.5 kB  00:00     
mysql-tools-community                                       | 2.5 kB  00:00     
mysql56-community                                           | 2.5 kB  00:00     
pgdg93                                                      | 3.6 kB  00:00     
updates/20/x86_64/metalink                                  |  14 kB  00:00     
updates                                                     | 4.9 kB  00:00     
(1/2): pgdg93/20/x86_64/primary_db                          |  86 kB  00:00     
(2/2): updates/20/x86_64/primary_db                         |  11 MB  00:03     
(1/2): updates/20/x86_64/pkgtags                            | 1.5 MB  00:00     
(2/2): updates/20/x86_64/updateinfo                         | 2.0 MB  00:01     
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gedit-plugins.x86_64 0:3.10.1-1.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libgit2-glib for package: gedit-plugins-3.10.1-1.fc20.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libgit2-glib.x86_64 0:0.0.6-2.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libgit2.so.0()(64bit) for package: libgit2-glib-0.0.6-2.fc20.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libgit2.x86_64 0:0.19.0-2.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libxdiff.so.1()(64bit) for package: libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libhttp_parser.so.2()(64bit) for package: libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package http-parser.x86_64 0:2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20 will be installed
---> Package libxdiff.x86_64 0:1.0-3.fc20 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
 
Dependencies Resolved
 
================================================================================
 Package          Arch      Version                            Repository  Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 gedit-plugins    x86_64    3.10.1-1.fc20                      updates    830 k
Installing for dependencies:
 http-parser      x86_64    2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20      fedora      23 k
 libgit2          x86_64    0.19.0-2.fc20                      fedora     281 k
 libgit2-glib     x86_64    0.0.6-2.fc20                       fedora      82 k
 libxdiff         x86_64    1.0-3.fc20                         fedora      33 k
 
Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  1 Package (+4 Dependent packages)
 
Total download size: 1.2 M
Installed size: 5.2 M
Downloading packages:
(1/5): http-parser-2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20.x86_64.rpm |  23 kB  00:00     
(2/5): libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm                     | 281 kB  00:00     
(3/5): libgit2-glib-0.0.6-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm                 |  82 kB  00:00     
(4/5): libxdiff-1.0-3.fc20.x86_64.rpm                       |  33 kB  00:00     
(5/5): gedit-plugins-3.10.1-1.fc20.x86_64.rpm               | 830 kB  00:01     
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                              899 kB/s | 1.2 MB  00:01     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction (shutdown inhibited)
  Installing : libxdiff-1.0-3.fc20.x86_64                                   1/5 
  Installing : http-parser-2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20.x86_64             2/5 
  Installing : libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64                                 3/5 
  Installing : libgit2-glib-0.0.6-2.fc20.x86_64                             4/5 
  Installing : gedit-plugins-3.10.1-1.fc20.x86_64                           5/5 
  Verifying  : libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64                                 1/5 
  Verifying  : libgit2-glib-0.0.6-2.fc20.x86_64                             2/5 
  Verifying  : gedit-plugins-3.10.1-1.fc20.x86_64                           3/5 
  Verifying  : http-parser-2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20.x86_64             4/5 
  Verifying  : libxdiff-1.0-3.fc20.x86_64                                   5/5 
 
Installed:
  gedit-plugins.x86_64 0:3.10.1-1.fc20                                          
 
Dependency Installed:
  http-parser.x86_64 0:2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20                            
  libgit2.x86_64 0:0.19.0-2.fc20                                                
  libgit2-glib.x86_64 0:0.0.6-2.fc20                                            
  libxdiff.x86_64 0:1.0-3.fc20                                                  
 
Complete!

When you launch the gedit utility, you click on the

Gedit Plug-in Installation

GeditPref_01

  1. After you install the Gedit Plug-ins, you can configure the plug-ins by launching Gedit and then click on the gedit menu option. Then, click on the Preferences menu option to enable the new plugins, like the Embedded Terminal plug-in.

GeditPref_02

  1. You have four tab options when working with the Preferences menu. The first tab is the View tab, as shown to the left.

GeditPref_03

  1. The second tab is the Editor tab, as shown to the left.

GeditPref_04

  1. The third tab is the Font & Colors tab, as shown to the left.

GeditPref_05

  1. The fourth tab is the Plugins tab, as shown to the left. Scroll down the list and check the Embedded Terminal and Python Console plug-ins’ checkbox. The Embedded Terminal lets you edit a file and have command line access to a Terminal session from the gedit menu; and the Python Console session from the gedit menu.

GeditPref_06

  1. Click on the View menu, and then choose the Bottom Panel menu option.

GeditPref_07

  1. After enabling the Bottom Panel in the Gedit menu, you can edit a file and click on the Terminal by simply clicking on the subpanel. You can see the split image on the left. There’s also a set of bottom tabs that lets you switch from a Linux Terminal session to the Python console.

As always, I hope this helps those working with gedit on the Fedora operating system.

Written by maclochlainn

May 15th, 2015 at 1:23 am

C Shared Libraries

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I wrote a shared C library example to demonstrate external procedures in the Oracle Database 11g PL/SQL Programming book. I also reused the same example to demonstrate Oracle’s external procedures in the Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Advanced Programming Techniques book last year. The example uses a C Shared Library but a PL/SQL wrapper and PL/SQL test case.

One of my students asked me to simplify the unit test case example by writing the complete unit test in the C Progamming Language. The student request seemed like a good idea, and while poking around on the web it appears there’s a strong case for a set of simple shared C library examples. This blog post isn’t meant to replace the C Programming web site and C Programming Tutorial web site, which I recommend as a great reference point.

Like most things, the best place to start is with basics of C programming because some readers may be very new to C programming. I’ll start with basic standalone programs and how to use the gcc compiler before showing you how to use shared C libraries.

The most basic program is a hello.c program that serves as a “Hello World!” program:

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int main() {
  printf("Hello World!\n");
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Assuming you put the C source files in a src subdirectory and the executable files in a bin subdirectory. You compile the program with the gcc program from the parent directory of the src and bin subdirectories, as follows:

gcc -o bin/hello src/hello.c

Then, you execute the hello executable program from the parent directory as follows:

bin/hello

It prints:

Hello World!

You can modify the basic Hello World! program to accept a single input word, like this hello_whom.c program:

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/* The executable main method. */
int main() {
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  char whom[30];
 
  /* Print a question and read a string input. */
  printf("Who are you? ");
  scanf("%s", whom);
  printf("Hello %s!\n", whom);
  return(0); }

You can compile the hello_whom.c program as follows:

gcc -o bin/hello_whom src/hello_whom.c

Then, you execute the hello_whom executable program from the parent directory as follows:

bin/hello_whom
Who are you? Stuart

It prints:

Hello Stuart!

Alternatively, you can modify the hello_whom.c program to accept a stream of text, like the following hello_string.c program:

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  char phrase[4000];
 
  /* Print a question and read a string input. */
  printf("Hello? ");
  scanf("%[^\n]%*c", phrase);
  printf("Hello %s!\n", phrase);
  return(0); }

The [] is the scan set character. The [^\n] on line 10 defines the input as not a newline with a white space, and the %*c reads the newline character from the input buffer. After you compile the program you can call it like this:

bin/hello_string
Hello? there, it reads like a C++ stream

It would print:

Hello there, it reads like a C++ stream!

These example, like the previous examples, assume the source files are in a src subdirectory and the executable files are in the bin subdirectory. All compilation commands are run from the parent directory of the src and bin subdirectories.

The first example puts everything into a single writingstr.c file. It defines a writestr() function prototype before the main() function and the writestr() function after the main() function.

The code follows below:

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#include <stdio.h>
 
/* Declare two integer variables. */
char path[255], message[4000];
 
/* Define a prototype for the writestr() function. */
void writestr(char *path, char *message);
 
/* The executable main method. */
int main() {
  printf("Enter file name and message: ");
  scanf("%s %[^\n]%*c", &path, &message);
  printf("File name:    %s\n", path);
  printf("File content: %s\n", message);
  writestr(path, message);
  //writestr("/home/student/Code/c/trylib/libfile/test.txt", "A string.");
  return(0); }
 
void writestr(char *path, char *message) {
  FILE *file_name;
  file_name = fopen(path,"w");
  fprintf(file_name,"%s\n",message);
  fclose(file_name); }

You can compile the writingstr.c function with the following syntax:

gcc -o bin/writingstr src/writingstr.c

You can run the writingstr executable file with the following syntax:

bin/writingstr
Enter file name and message: /home/student/Code/c/test.txt A string for a file.
File name:    /home/student/Code/c/test.txt
File content: A string for a file.

You’ll find a test.txt file written to the /home/student/Code/C directory. The file contains only the single sentence fragment entered above.

Now, let’s create a writestr.h header file, a writestr.c shared object file, and a main.c testing file. You should note a pattern between the self-contained code and the approach for using shared libraries. The prototype of the writestr() function becomes the definition of the writestr.h file, and the implementation of the writestr() function becomes the writestr.so shared library.

The main.c file contains the only the main() function from the writingstr.c file. The main() function uses the standard scanf() function to read a fully qualified file name (also known as a path) as a string and then a text stream for the content of the file.

You define the writestr.h header file as:

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#ifndef writestr_h__
#define writestr_h__
 
extern void writestr(char *path, char *message);
 
#endif

You define the writestr.c shared library, which differs from the example in the book. The difference is the #include statement of the writestr.h header file. The source code follows:

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#include <stdio.h>
#include "writestr.h"
 
void writestr(char *path, char *message) {
  FILE *file_name;
  file_name = fopen(path,"w");
  fprintf(file_name,"%s\n",message);
  fclose(file_name); }

You define the main.c testing program as:

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#include <stdio.h>
#include "writestr.h"
 
/* Declare two integer variables. */
char path[255], message[4000];
 
/* The executable main method. */
int main() {
  printf("Enter file name and message: ");
  scanf("%s %[^\n]%*c", &path, &message);
  writestr(path, message);
  return(0); }

Before you begin the process to compile these, you should create an environment file that sets the $LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable or add it to your .bashrc file. You should point the $LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable to the directory where you’ve put your shared libraries.

# Set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/student/Code/c/trylib/libfile

With programs defined, you need to first compile the writestr.c shared library first. You use the following syntax from the parent directory of the src and bin subdirectories.

gcc -shared -fPIC -o bin/writestr.so src/writestr.c

If you haven’t set the $LD_LIBRARY_PATH, you may raise an exception. There’s also an alternative to setting the $LD_LIBRARY_PATH before you call the gcc executable. You can use the -L option set the $LD_LIBRARY_PATH for a given all to the gcc executable, like:

gcc -L /home/student/Code/c/trylib/libfile -shared -fPIC -o bin/writestr.so src/writestr.c

Then, you compile the main.c program. You must put the writestr.so shared library before you designate the main target object and main.c source files, like this:

gcc bin/writestr.so -o bin/main src/main.c

Now, you can perform a C-only unit test case by calling the main executable. However, you must have set the $LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable at runtime too. You see the following reply to the “Enter file name and message” question when you run the main program unit:

bin/main
Enter file name and message: /home/student/Code/c/trylib/libfile/test.txt A long native string is the second input to this C program.

You can now see that the a new test.txt file has been written to the target directory, and that it contains the following string:

A long native string is the second input to this C program.

As always, I hope this helps those you want to write shared libraries in the C programming language.

Written by maclochlainn

May 7th, 2015 at 1:46 am

Find a string in files

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From time to time, folks ask questions about how to solve common problems in Linux or Unix. Today, the question is: “How do I find a list of files that contain a specific string?” There are two alternatives with the find command, and the following sample searches look for files that contain a sqlite3 string literal.

  • Search for only the file names:
find . -type f | xargs grep -li sqlite3

Or, the more verbose:

find . -type f -exec grep -li sqlite3 /dev/null {} +
  • Search for the file names and text line:
find . -type f | xargs grep -i sqlite3

Or, the more verbose:

find . -type f -exec grep -i sqlite3 /dev/null {} +

Don’t exclude the /dev/null from the verbose syntax or you’ll get the things you lack permissions to inspect or that raise other errors. I don’t post a lot of Linux or Unix tips and techniques, and you may find this site more useful to answer these types of questions:

Unix & Linux Stack Exchange web site

As always, I hope this helps those you land on the blog page.

Written by maclochlainn

April 18th, 2015 at 2:39 pm