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Can’t Display 256 Colors

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If you’re reading this post, you most likely are trying to run the Oracle Database 11g or 12c runInstaller program, and it’s failing a critical dependency check and displaying an error like the one below. If so, choose n because if you choose y it won’t launch the Oracle Installer.

Starting Oracle Universal Installer...
 
Checking Temp space: must be greater than 500 MB.   Actual 30824 MB    Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB.   Actual 3967 MB    Passed
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors
    >>> Could not execute auto check for display colors using command /usr/bin/xdpyinfo. Check if the DISPLAY variable is set.    Failed <<<<
 
Some requirement checks failed. You must fulfill these requirements before
 
continuing with the installation,
 
Continue? (y/n) [n] n

The first thing to check is whether you’ve the $TERM environment variable. It’ll be set in your env list but may not be set in your .bashrc file. You can see whether it’s set by running the following command:

echo $TERM

It should return a value, like this:

xterm-256color

If you didn’t get that value, use the env command to lookup the $TERM. The correct value can be found by running the env command like this:

env | grep -i term

Add $TERM environment variable to your .bashrc file and source it after the change or reboot the user’s session:

export TERM=xterm-256color

If it still doesn’t work, some posts ask you to run xclock but you don’t generally install the xhost clients. Those articles assumes you’ve installed the xorg-x11-apps package library. That’s more or less a choice you made when installing the Linux OS. You can check for the presence of the library with the following command as the root user:

rpm -qa xorg-x11-apps

If the command fails to return a result from the search of Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) libraries, you haven’t installed it. You can install it as the root superuser with this syntax:

yum install -y xorg-x11-apps

It should display the following result when successful:

Loaded plugins: langpacks
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xorg-x11-apps.x86_64 0:7.7-6.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libXaw.so.7()(64bit) for package: xorg-x11-apps-7.7-6.el7.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libXaw.x86_64 0:1.0.12-5.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
 
Dependencies Resolved
 
=================================================================================
 Package              Arch          Version              Repository         Size
=================================================================================
Installing:
 xorg-x11-apps        x86_64        7.7-6.el7            ol7_latest        304 k
Installing for dependencies:
 libXaw               x86_64        1.0.12-5.el7         ol7_latest        190 k
 
Transaction Summary
=================================================================================
Install  1 Package (+1 Dependent package)
 
Total download size: 494 k
Installed size: 1.2 M
Downloading packages:
(1/2): libXaw-1.0.12-5.el7.x86_64.rpm                     | 190 kB  00:00:00     
(2/2): xorg-x11-apps-7.7-6.el7.x86_64.rpm                 | 304 kB  00:00:00     
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                            690 kB/s | 494 kB  00:00:00     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : libXaw-1.0.12-5.el7.x86_64                                    1/2 
  Installing : xorg-x11-apps-7.7-6.el7.x86_64                                2/2 
  Verifying  : libXaw-1.0.12-5.el7.x86_64                                    1/2 
  Verifying  : xorg-x11-apps-7.7-6.el7.x86_64                                2/2 
 
Installed:
  xorg-x11-apps.x86_64 0:7.7-6.el7                                               
 
Dependency Installed:
  libXaw.x86_64 0:1.0.12-5.el7                                                   
 
Complete!

After installing the xorg-x11-apps library packages, you can retry running the Oracle installer. You should now see the following successful message set:

Starting Oracle Universal Installer...
 
Checking Temp space: must be greater than 500 MB.   Actual 30809 MB    Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB.   Actual 3967 MB    Passed
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors.    Actual 16777216    Passed
Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2016-06-01_01-50-54AM. Please wait ...

As always, I hope this helps my students and anybody looking for a solution to a less than explicit error message.

Written by maclochlainn

June 1st, 2016 at 2:12 am

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
 
================================================================================
 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
================================================================================
Install  20 Packages (+ 2 Dependent packages)
Upgrade  13 Packages (+11 Dependent packages)
 
Total download size: 71 M
Downloading packages:
No Presto metadata available for ol7_latest
(1/46): compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.i686.rpm          | 196 kB   00:00     
(2/46): binutils-2.23.52.0.1-55.el7.x86_64.rpm             | 5.0 MB   00:01     
(3/46): cpp-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                         | 5.9 MB   00:01     
(4/46): gcc-c++-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                     | 7.2 MB   00:02     
(5/46): gcc-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                         |  16 MB   00:03     
(6/46): glibc-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.i686.rpm                | 4.2 MB   00:01     
(7/46): gcc-gfortran-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                | 6.6 MB   00:02     
(8/46): glibc-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64.rpm              | 3.6 MB   00:01     
(9/46): glibc-devel-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.i686.rpm          | 1.0 MB   00:00     
(10/46): glibc-devel-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64.rpm       | 1.0 MB   00:00     
(11/46): glibc-headers-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64.rpm     | 662 kB   00:00     
(12/46): ksh-20120801-22.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm                | 880 kB   00:00     
(13/46): libX11-1.6.3-2.el7.i686.rpm                       | 609 kB   00:00     
(14/46): libX11-1.6.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm                     | 605 kB   00:00     
(15/46): libX11-common-1.6.3-2.el7.noarch.rpm              | 161 kB   00:00     
(16/46): libXau-1.0.8-2.1.el7.i686.rpm                     |  28 kB   00:00     
(17/46): libXext-1.3.3-3.el7.i686.rpm                      |  38 kB   00:00     
(18/46): libXext-1.3.3-3.el7.x86_64.rpm                    |  38 kB   00:00     
(19/46): libXi-1.7.4-2.el7.i686.rpm                        |  39 kB   00:00     
(20/46): libXi-1.7.4-2.el7.x86_64.rpm                      |  39 kB   00:00     
(21/46): libXtst-1.2.2-2.1.el7.i686.rpm                    |  19 kB   00:00     
(22/46): libaio-0.3.109-13.el7.i686.rpm                    |  24 kB   00:00     
(23/46): libaio-0.3.109-13.el7.x86_64.rpm                  |  24 kB   00:00     
(24/46): libaio-devel-0.3.109-13.el7.i686.rpm              |  12 kB   00:00     
(25/46): glibc-common-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64.rpm      |  11 MB   00:04     
(26/46): libaio-devel-0.3.109-13.el7.x86_64.rpm            |  12 kB   00:00     
(27/46): libgcc-4.8.5-4.el7.i686.rpm                       | 102 kB   00:00     
(28/46): libgfortran-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                | 292 kB   00:00     
(29/46): libgomp-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                    | 130 kB   00:00     
(30/46): libgcc-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                     |  94 kB   00:00     
(31/46): libquadmath-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                | 182 kB   00:00     
(32/46): libquadmath-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm          |  45 kB   00:00     
(33/46): libstdc++-4.8.5-4.el7.i686.rpm                    | 310 kB   00:00     
(34/46): libstdc++-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                  | 297 kB   00:00     
(35/46): libstdc++-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.i686.rpm              | 1.5 MB   00:00     
(36/46): libstdc++-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm            | 1.5 MB   00:00     
(37/46): libxcb-1.11-4.el7.x86_64.rpm                      | 189 kB   00:00     
(38/46): libxcb-1.11-4.el7.i686.rpm                        | 201 kB   00:00     
(39/46): nss-softokn-freebl-3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2.x86_64.rpm | 203 kB   00:00     
(40/46): nss-softokn-freebl-3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2.i686.rpm   | 187 kB   00:00     
(41/46): unixODBC-devel-2.3.1-11.el7.x86_64.rpm            |  54 kB   00:00     
(42/46): unixODBC-2.3.1-11.el7.x86_64.rpm                  | 412 kB   00:00     
(43/46): zlib-1.2.7-15.el7.i686.rpm                        |  90 kB   00:00     
(44/46): zlib-1.2.7-15.el7.x86_64.rpm                      |  89 kB   00:00     
(45/46): zlib-devel-1.2.7-15.el7.x86_64.rpm                |  49 kB   00:00     
(46/46): zlib-devel-1.2.7-15.el7.i686.rpm                  |  49 kB   00:00     
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                              5.2 MB/s |  71 MB  00:13     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Updating   : libgcc-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                   1/70 
  Updating   : glibc-common-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64                    2/70 
  Updating   : nss-softokn-freebl-3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2.x86_64               3/70 
  Updating   : glibc-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64                           4/70 
  Updating   : zlib-1.2.7-15.el7.x86_64                                    5/70 
  Updating   : libquadmath-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                              6/70 
  Updating   : libstdc++-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                7/70 
  Updating   : glibc-headers-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64                   8/70 
  Updating   : libX11-common-1.6.3-2.el7.noarch                            9/70 
  Installing : nss-softokn-freebl-3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2.i686                10/70 
  Installing : glibc-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.i686                            11/70 
  Installing : libgcc-4.8.5-4.el7.i686                                    12/70 
  Installing : glibc-devel-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.i686                      13/70 
  Updating   : libgfortran-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                             14/70 
  Updating   : cpp-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                     15/70 
  Updating   : binutils-2.23.52.0.1-55.el7.x86_64                         16/70 
  Updating   : libaio-0.3.109-13.el7.x86_64                               17/70 
  Installing : unixODBC-2.3.1-11.el7.x86_64                               18/70 
  Updating   : libgomp-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                 19/70 
  Updating   : gcc-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                     20/70 
  Updating   : libquadmath-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                       21/70 
  Updating   : libxcb-1.11-4.el7.x86_64                                   22/70 
  Updating   : libX11-1.6.3-2.el7.x86_64                                  23/70 
  Updating   : libXext-1.3.3-3.el7.x86_64                                 24/70 
  Updating   : libXi-1.7.4-2.el7.x86_64                                   25/70 
  Updating   : gcc-gfortran-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                            26/70 
  Installing : unixODBC-devel-2.3.1-11.el7.x86_64                         27/70 
  Installing : libaio-devel-0.3.109-13.el7.x86_64                         28/70 
  Updating   : glibc-devel-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64                    29/70 
  Updating   : libstdc++-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                         30/70 
  Installing : zlib-devel-1.2.7-15.el7.x86_64                             31/70 
  Installing : ksh-20120801-22.el7_1.3.x86_64                             32/70 
  Installing : libstdc++-4.8.5-4.el7.i686                                 33/70 
  Installing : libstdc++-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.i686                           34/70 
  Installing : libXau-1.0.8-2.1.el7.i686                                  35/70 
  Installing : libxcb-1.11-4.el7.i686                                     36/70 
  Installing : libX11-1.6.3-2.el7.i686                                    37/70 
  Installing : libXext-1.3.3-3.el7.i686                                   38/70 
  Installing : libXi-1.7.4-2.el7.i686                                     39/70 
  Installing : libaio-0.3.109-13.el7.i686                                 40/70 
  Installing : zlib-1.2.7-15.el7.i686                                     41/70 
  Installing : zlib-devel-1.2.7-15.el7.i686                               42/70 
  Installing : libaio-devel-0.3.109-13.el7.i686                           43/70 
  Updating   : gcc-c++-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                 44/70 
  Installing : libXtst-1.2.2-2.1.el7.i686                                 45/70 
  Installing : compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.i686                      46/70 
  Cleanup    : gcc-gfortran-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                            47/70 
  Cleanup    : gcc-c++-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                                 48/70 
  Cleanup    : libgfortran-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                             49/70 
  Cleanup    : libXi-1.7.2-2.1.el7.x86_64                                 50/70 
  Cleanup    : libquadmath-devel-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                       51/70 
  Cleanup    : libstdc++-devel-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                         52/70 
  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 
  Cleanup    : libstdc++-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                               57/70 
  Cleanup    : libXext-1.3.2-2.1.el7.x86_64                               58/70 
  Cleanup    : glibc-headers-2.17-78.0.1.el7.x86_64                       59/70 
  Cleanup    : libX11-1.6.0-2.1.el7.x86_64                                60/70 
  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 
  Cleanup    : libquadmath-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                             64/70 
  Cleanup    : libaio-0.3.109-12.el7.x86_64                               65/70 
  Cleanup    : libX11-common-1.6.0-2.1.el7.noarch                         66/70 
  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 
  Verifying  : gcc-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                      3/70 
  Verifying  : glibc-devel-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.i686                       4/70 
  Verifying  : libXext-1.3.3-3.el7.i686                                    5/70 
  Verifying  : libstdc++-4.8.5-4.el7.i686                                  6/70 
  Verifying  : glibc-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64                           7/70 
  Verifying  : libxcb-1.11-4.el7.i686                                      8/70 
  Verifying  : gcc-c++-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                  9/70 
  Verifying  : zlib-devel-1.2.7-15.el7.x86_64                             10/70 
  Verifying  : libaio-devel-0.3.109-13.el7.i686                           11/70 
  Verifying  : libX11-1.6.3-2.el7.x86_64                                  12/70 
  Verifying  : glibc-common-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64                   13/70 
  Verifying  : unixODBC-devel-2.3.1-11.el7.x86_64                         14/70 
  Verifying  : libXau-1.0.8-2.1.el7.i686                                  15/70 
  Verifying  : libaio-0.3.109-13.el7.i686                                 16/70 
  Verifying  : zlib-1.2.7-15.el7.x86_64                                   17/70 
  Verifying  : ksh-20120801-22.el7_1.3.x86_64                             18/70 
  Verifying  : libaio-0.3.109-13.el7.x86_64                               19/70 
  Verifying  : libXtst-1.2.2-2.1.el7.i686                                 20/70 
  Verifying  : glibc-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.i686                            21/70 
  Verifying  : libstdc++-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                               22/70 
  Verifying  : libX11-common-1.6.3-2.el7.noarch                           23/70 
  Verifying  : zlib-devel-1.2.7-15.el7.i686                               24/70 
  Verifying  : unixODBC-2.3.1-11.el7.x86_64                               25/70 
  Verifying  : libgfortran-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                             26/70 
  Verifying  : libstdc++-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.i686                           27/70 
  Verifying  : gcc-gfortran-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                            28/70 
  Verifying  : libaio-devel-0.3.109-13.el7.x86_64                         29/70 
  Verifying  : nss-softokn-freebl-3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2.x86_64              30/70 
  Verifying  : glibc-headers-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64                  31/70 
  Verifying  : zlib-1.2.7-15.el7.i686                                     32/70 
  Verifying  : libstdc++-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                         33/70 
  Verifying  : libXi-1.7.4-2.el7.x86_64                                   34/70 
  Verifying  : cpp-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                     35/70 
  Verifying  : compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.i686                      36/70 
  Verifying  : libX11-1.6.3-2.el7.i686                                    37/70 
  Verifying  : libgomp-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                                 38/70 
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  Verifying  : binutils-2.23.52.0.1-55.el7.x86_64                         40/70 
  Verifying  : libquadmath-devel-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                       41/70 
  Verifying  : libXi-1.7.4-2.el7.i686                                     42/70 
  Verifying  : glibc-devel-2.17-106.0.1.el7_2.6.x86_64                    43/70 
  Verifying  : nss-softokn-freebl-3.16.2.3-14.2.el7_2.i686                44/70 
  Verifying  : libquadmath-4.8.5-4.el7.x86_64                             45/70 
  Verifying  : libxcb-1.11-4.el7.x86_64                                   46/70 
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  Verifying  : libaio-0.3.109-12.el7.x86_64                               52/70 
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  Verifying  : libquadmath-devel-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                       57/70 
  Verifying  : libXi-1.7.2-2.1.el7.x86_64                                 58/70 
  Verifying  : glibc-devel-2.17-78.0.1.el7.x86_64                         59/70 
  Verifying  : gcc-c++-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                                 60/70 
  Verifying  : nss-softokn-freebl-3.16.2.3-12.el7_1.x86_64                61/70 
  Verifying  : libgcc-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                                  62/70 
  Verifying  : binutils-2.23.52.0.1-30.el7_1.2.x86_64                     63/70 
  Verifying  : glibc-headers-2.17-78.0.1.el7.x86_64                       64/70 
  Verifying  : gcc-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                                     65/70 
  Verifying  : zlib-1.2.7-13.el7.x86_64                                   66/70 
  Verifying  : libXext-1.3.2-2.1.el7.x86_64                               67/70 
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  Verifying  : libgomp-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                                 69/70 
  Verifying  : libquadmath-4.8.3-9.el7.x86_64                             70/70 
 
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

Fedora X11 Install

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While working through getting my Mac OS X to work with X11, I stumbled on some interesting errors and misdirection solutions. Like most things, the solution was straightforward. Then, it struck me that I hadn’t installed it on my Fedora image. This blog post show you the errors I got the way to get it to work, and how to install X11 on Fedora.

The first step requires discovering the package. If you remember xclock or xeyes are X-Windows programs, it’s quite easy with this command (though it may take a moment or two to run):

repoquery -q -f */xclock

It will return something like this:

xorg-x11-apps-0:7.7-7.fc20.x86_64

You can then install X11 as a sudoer user with the yum utility like this:

sudo yum -y install xorg-x11-apps

It should return this to your console:

Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xorg-x11-apps.x86_64 0:7.7-7.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11-xbitmaps for package: xorg-x11-apps-7.7-7.fc20.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xorg-x11-xbitmaps.noarch 0:1.1.1-6.fc20 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
 
Dependencies Resolved
 
================================================================================
 Package                  Arch          Version             Repository     Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 xorg-x11-apps            x86_64        7.7-7.fc20          fedora        305 k
Installing for dependencies:
 xorg-x11-xbitmaps        noarch        1.1.1-6.fc20        fedora         37 k
 
Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  1 Package (+1 Dependent package)
 
Total download size: 341 k
Installed size: 949 k
Downloading packages:
(1/2): xorg-x11-apps-7.7-7.fc20.x86_64.rpm                  | 305 kB  00:01     
(2/2): xorg-x11-xbitmaps-1.1.1-6.fc20.noarch.rpm            |  37 kB  00:00     
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                              252 kB/s | 341 kB  00:01     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction (shutdown inhibited)
  Installing : xorg-x11-xbitmaps-1.1.1-6.fc20.noarch                        1/2 
  Installing : xorg-x11-apps-7.7-7.fc20.x86_64                              2/2 
  Verifying  : xorg-x11-apps-7.7-7.fc20.x86_64                              1/2 
  Verifying  : xorg-x11-xbitmaps-1.1.1-6.fc20.noarch                        2/2 
 
Installed:
  xorg-x11-apps.x86_64 0:7.7-7.fc20                                             
 
Dependency Installed:
  xorg-x11-xbitmaps.noarch 0:1.1.1-6.fc20                                       
 
Complete!

After you install the xorg-x11-apps libraries, you can launch xclock. You should use the following syntax:

xclock &

It should display something like the following on your console:

X11xclock

The warning message is typically because you’re running something like en_US.UTF-8 mode. You can find suitable X11 character sets by using the following command:

sudo yum search xorg-x11-fonts

You can install all of them with the following command:

sudo yum -y install xorg-x11-fonts*

However, at the end of the day the warning doesn’t go way. You should just ignore it.

Hope this helps those who want to install X11 on Fedora.

Written by maclochlainn

June 9th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Eclipse, Java, MySQL

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While I previously blogged about installing Netbeans 8, some of my students would prefer to use the Eclipse IDE. This post shows how to install and configure Eclipse IDE, include the mysql-connector-java.jar, and write Java to access the MySQL.

You can download Eclipse IDE and then open it in Fedora’s Archive Manager. You can use the Archive Manager to Extract the Eclipse IDE to a directory of your choice. I opted to extract it into my student user’s home directory, which is /home/student.

After extracting the Eclipse IDE, you can check the contents of the eclipse directory with the following command:

ls -al eclipse

You should see the following:

drwxrwxr-x.  8 student student   4096 May  8 22:16 .
drwx------. 33 student student   4096 May  8 21:57 ..
-rw-rw-r--.  1 student student 119194 Mar 20 07:10 artifacts.xml
drwxrwxr-x. 11 student student   4096 May  8 22:16 configuration
drwxrwxr-x.  2 student student   4096 Mar 20 07:10 dropins
-rwxr-xr-x.  1 student student  78782 Mar 20 07:08 eclipse
-rw-rw-r--.  1 student student    315 Mar 20 07:10 eclipse.ini
-rw-rw-r--.  1 student student     60 Mar 17 15:11 .eclipseproduct
drwxrwxr-x. 41 student student   4096 Mar 20 07:10 features
-rwxr-xr-x.  1 student student 140566 Mar 20 07:08 icon.xpm
drwxrwxr-x.  4 student student   4096 Mar 20 07:09 p2
drwxrwxr-x. 12 student student  40960 Mar 20 07:10 plugins
drwxrwxr-x.  2 student student   4096 Mar 20 07:10 readme

You can launch the Eclipse IDE with the following command-line from the eclipse directory:

./eclipse &

While you can run this from the /home/student/eclipse directory, it’s best to create an alias for the Eclipse IDE in the student user’s .bashrc file:

# Set alias for Eclipse IDE tool.
alias eclipse="/home/student/eclipse/eclipse"

The next time you start the student user account, you can launch the Eclipse IDE by entering eclipse in the search box opened by clicking on the Activities menu.

The following steps take you through installing Eclipse on Fedora Linux, which is more or less the same as any Linux distribution. It’s very similar on Windows platforms too.

Eclipse Installation

EclipseInstall_01

  1. Navigate to eclipse.org/downloads web page to download the current version of the Eclipse software. Click the Linux 32 Bit or Linux 64 Bit link, as required for your operating system.

  1. Click the Green Arrow to download the Eclipse software.

  1. The next dialog gives you an option to open or save the software. Click the Open with radio button to open the archive file.

  1. This the Linux Archive Manager. Click the Extract button from the menu tab to open the archive file.

  1. This extract button on file chooser dialog to install Eclipse into the /home/student/eclipse directory. Click the Extract button to let the Archive Manager create a copy of those files.

  1. The Archive Manager presents a completion dialog. Click the Close button to close the Archive Manager.

After installing the Eclipse software, you can configure Eclipse. There are sixteen steps to setup the Eclipse product. You can launch the product with the

Eclipse Setup

You need to launch the Eclipse application to perform the following steps. The syntax is the following when you did create the alias mentioned earlier in the blog post:

eclipse &

The following steps cover setting up your workspace, project, and adding the MySQL JDBC Java archive.

  1. The branding dialog may display for 30 or more seconds before the Eclipse software application launches.

  1. The Workspace Launcher opens first on a new installation. You need to designate a starting folder. I’m using /home/student/workspace as my Workspace. Click the OK button when you enter a confirmed workspace.

  1. After setting the Workspace Launcher, you open to the Eclipse Welcome page. Click second of the two icons on the left to open a working Eclipse environment. Alternatively, you can connect to Tutorials on the same page.

  1. From the developer view, click on the File menu option, the New option on the list, and the Java Project option on the floating menu. Eclipse will now create a new Java project.

  1. The New Java Project dialog lets you enter a project name and it also gives you the ability to set some basic configuration details. As a rule, you simply enter the Project Name and accept the defaults before clicking the Finish button.

  1. After creating the new Java project, Eclipse returns you to the Welcome page. Click second of the two icons on the left to open a working Eclipse environment.

  1. Now you should see the working environment. Sometimes it takes the full screen but initially it doesn’t. Navigate to the lower right hand side, and expand the window to full size.

  1. Now you should see the full screen view of the Eclipse working environment.

  1. Now you create a new Java class by navigating to the File menu options, then the New menu option, and finally choosing the Class floating menu.

  1. The New Java Class dialog requires you to provide some information about the Java object you’re creating. The most important thing is the Java class name.

  1. The only difference in this copy of the New Java Class dialog is that I’ve entered HelloWorld as the Java Class’s name. Click the Finish button when you’re done.

  1. Eclipse should show you the following HelloWorld.java file. It’s missing a main() method. Add a static main() method to the HelloWorld.java class source file.

  1. This form shows the changes to the HelloWorld.java file. Specifically, it adds the It’s missing a main() method. Add a static main() method to the HelloWorld.java class source file.

  1. You can click the green arrow from the tool panel or you can click the Run menu option and Run submenu choice to test your program.
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    // Class definition.
    public class HelloWorld {
      public static void main(String args[]) {
        System.out.println("Hello World."); }}

  1. The Save and Launch dialog tells you that you’re ready to test creating a copy of the Java class file. Click the OK button to continue.

  1. The results from your program are written to the Console portion of the Eclipse IDE. This concludes the setup of a workspace, project, and deployment of actual Java classes.
    Hello World.

Add MySQL JDBC Library

The following instructions add the MySQL Library and demonstrate how to write Java programs that connect to the MySQL database. They also use the mysql project.

EclipseMySQLLib_01

  1. Navigate to the Project menu and choose the Properties menu option.

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  1. The Properties menu option opens the Properties for the mysql project on the Order and Export tab. Click the Libraries tab to add an external library.

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  1. In the Libraries tab click the Add Library… button on the right to add an external library.

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  1. In the JAR Selection dialog, click on Computer in the Places list, then click on usr, click on share, and click on java. The Name list should now include mysql-connector-java.jar file, and you should click on it before clicking on the OK button.

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  1. You create new Java class file by clicking on the File menu. Then, you choose the New menu option and the Class menu option from the floating menu.

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  1. Enter MysqlConnector as the name of the new Java class file and click the Finish button to continue.

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  1. Eclipse generates the shell of the MysqlConnector class as shown in the illustration to the left.

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  1. You should replace the MysqlConnector class shell with the code below. Then, click the green arrow or the Run menu and Run menu option to compile and run the new MysqlConnector Java class file.
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    import java.sql.Connection;
    import java.sql.DriverManager;
    import java.sql.SQLException;
     
    public class MysqlConnector extends Object {
      public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
          /* The newInstance() call is a work around for some
             broken Java implementations. */
          Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance();
     
          /* Verify the Java class path. */
          System.out.println("====================");
          System.out.println("CLASSPATH [" + System.getProperty("java.class.path") + "]");
          System.out.println("====================");
     
        } catch (Exception e) {}
        finally {
          /* Verify the Java class path. */
          System.out.println("====================");
          System.out.println("CLASSPATH [" + System.getProperty("java.class.path") + "]");
          System.out.println("====================");
        }
      }
    }

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  1. The Save and Launch dialog informs you are saving a MysqlConnector.java file to your mysql project. Click the OK button to continue.

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  1. The next screen shows that the program successfully connected to the MySQL database by printing the following information to the Console output tab.
    ====================
    CLASSPATH [/home/student/Code/workspace/MySQL/bin:/usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java.jar]
    ====================
    ====================
    CLASSPATH [/home/student/Code/workspace/MySQL/bin:/usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java.jar]
    ====================

EclipseMySQLLib_11

  1. Instead of repeating steps #5 through #10, the image displays the testing of the MysqlResults class file. The code follows below:
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    /* Import the java.sql.* package. */
    import java.sql.*;
     
    /* You can't include the following on Linux without raising an exception. */
    // import com.mysql.jdbc.Driver;
     
    public class MySQLResult {
      public MySQLResult() {
        /* Declare variables that require explicit assignments because
           they're addressed in the finally block. */
        Connection conn = null;
        Statement stmt = null;
        ResultSet rset = null;
     
        /* Declare other variables. */
        String url;
        String username = "student";
        String password = "student";
        String database = "studentdb";
        String hostname = "localhost";
        String port = "3306";
        String sql;
     
        /* Attempt a connection. */
        try {
          // Set URL.
          url = "jdbc:mysql://" + hostname + ":" + port + "/" + database;
     
          // Create instance of MySQL.
          Class.forName ("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance();
          conn = DriverManager.getConnection (url, username, password);
     
          // Query the version of the database, relies on *_ri2.sql scripts.
          sql = "SELECT i.item_title, ra.rating FROM item i INNER JOIN rating_agency ra ON i.item_rating_id = ra.rating_agency_id";
          stmt = conn.createStatement();
          rset = stmt.executeQuery(sql);
     
          System.out.println ("Database connection established");
     
          // Read row returns for one column.
          while (rset.next()) {
            System.out.println(rset.getString(1) + ", " + rset.getString(2)); }
     
        }
        catch (SQLException e) {
          System.err.println ("Cannot connect to database server (SQLException):");
          System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
        catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
          System.err.println ("Cannot connect to database server (ClassNotFoundException)");
          System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
        catch (InstantiationException e) {
          System.err.println ("Cannot connect to database server (InstantiationException)");
          System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
        catch (IllegalAccessException e) {
          System.err.println ("Cannot connect to database server (IllegalAccesException)");
          System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
        finally {
          if (conn != null) {
            try {
              rset.close();
              stmt.close();
              conn.close();
              System.out.println ("Database connection terminated");
            }
            catch (Exception e) { /* ignore close errors */ }
          }
        }
      }
      /* Unit test. */
      public static void main(String args[]) {
        new MySQLResult(); }
    }

    After you click the green arrow or the Run menu and Run menu option to compile and run the program, you should see the following output. That is if you’re using my create_mysql_store_ri2.sql and seed_mysql_store_ri2.sql files.

    Database connection established
    I Remember Mama, NR
    Tora! Tora! Tora!, G
    A Man for All Seasons, G
    Around the World in 80 Days, G
    Camelot, G
    Christmas Carol, G
    I Remember Mama, G
    The Hunt for Red October, PG
    Star Wars I, PG
    Star Wars II, PG
    Star Wars II, PG
    The Chronicles of Narnia, PG
    Beau Geste, PG
    Hook, PG
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, PG
    Scrooge, PG
    Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone, PG
    Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone, PG
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, PG
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, PG
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, PG
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, PG
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, PG
    Star Wars III, PG-13
    Casino Royale, PG-13
    Casino Royale, PG-13
    Die Another Day, PG-13
    Die Another Day, PG-13
    Die Another Day, PG-13
    Golden Eye, PG-13
    Golden Eye, PG-13
    Tomorrow Never Dies, PG-13
    Tomorrow Never Dies, PG-13
    The World Is Not Enough, PG-13
    Clear and Present Danger, PG-13
    Clear and Present Danger, PG-13
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, PG-13
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, PG-13
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, PG-13
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, PG-13
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, PG-13
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, PG-13
    Brave Heart, R
    The Chronicles of Narnia, E
    MarioKart, E
    Need for Speed, E
    Cars, E
    RoboCop, M
    Pirates of the Caribbean, T
    Splinter Cell, T
    The DaVinci Code, T
    Database connection terminated

As always, I hope the note helps those trying to work with the Eclipse product.

Written by maclochlainn

May 10th, 2015 at 2:09 am