RE: Help with installing packages for Oracle 10g

The following information is how I build Oracle. The OS is a trimmed
down version of RHEL 5.0 x86_64, and I install the mandatory Oracle
packages like

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1
2.6.18-8.el5 #1 SMP x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

yum install kernel-headers.x86_64 gcc-c++.x86_64 libstdc++-devel.x86_64
glibc-headers.x86_64 glibc-devel.i386 glibc-devel.x86_64 libgomp.x86_64
gcc.x86_64 compat-db.i386 compat-db.x86_64 compat-libstdc++-33.i386
compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 libXp sysstat.x86_64 libaio.x86_64
libaio.i386 xorg-x11-xauth libXt.i386 libXt.x86_64 libXtst.i386


Geofrey Rainey
Systems Engineer
D. 64 9 916 7178
M. 64 21 563 106

-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott R. Ehrlich
Sent: Thursday, 5 June 2008 3:09 p.m.
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: Re: Help with installing packages for Oracle 10g

I know you are running a 64-bit system, but are you installing a
64-bit or a 32-bit Oracle client? If the latter, you'll probably need
the 32-bit rpms. You can tell which version you have installed by
# rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}.%{RELEASE} (%{ARCH})" |
grep <RPM_name>
# rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}.%{RELEASE} (%{ARCH})" |
grep compat-gcc

Alternatively, have you tried verifying or de-installing and
re-installing the packages that supposedly are "not installed"?

Kind regards,


Hi Herta:

I tried the above. There is a clear difference between the query
and what I believe I have installed. Either I've done everything, and
CentOS/rpm -qa is wrong, or that something else I need to do is just
eluding me, hense my plee to this list. At the moment, the Oracle
is actually too advanced for this issue. It really comes down to
something more fundamental.

I may take you up on the idea of yum remove <package> and yum install
<package> for those reporting as not being installed.


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