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question on patching a system and installing tools afterwards ?

Henrique Silva_3
Regular Advisor

question on patching a system and installing tools afterwards ?


I just ran into this so, I am wondering what we should do here.

I have installed oracle 8.1.7.0 into hpux 11 64 bit, then,I installed the 8.1.7.4 patcheset also.

created the DB, was working on it, and remember that need to install the developmental tools ( pro C, etc ).

I went back and installed that, but I am not sure what you have to do since that is part of the 8.1.7.0 install.

So, I did a relink all andI am that will be fine.

So, what is the procedure here, when installing some other tool after the fact ?

thanks,

Henrique Silva
"to be or not to be, what was the question ???? "
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Sridhar Bhaskarla
Honored Contributor

Re: question on patching a system and installing tools afterwards ?

Hi,

The answer is it depends.

HP does not include patches for everything that we install on the boxes in their patch bundles.

However, things like driver patches, NFS, NIS etc., would be included with the bundles in which case you will need to repatch.
For ex., if you added/updated a fiber channel driver after installing the patches, then it would need to repatch again.

But it is always a good practice to install patches after installing everythingelse to be on safer side.

-Sri
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: question on patching a system and installing tools afterwards ?

Oracle requires the December 2002 patch for the OS for proper database operations.

It also requires the patches listed here in metalink for the OS for the same reason.

http://metalink.oracle.com/metalink/plsql/ml2_documents.showDocument?p_database_id=NOT&p_id=43507.1

The patches listed there can be found at itrc.hp.com patches hp-ux

You will need to check for supersedes, Oracle rarely keeps that info up to date.

You will also want to make sure java is properly patched at http://www.hp.com/products1/unix/java/patches/index.html for proper database operation.

There is also a complex conversion procedure to take 32 bit data and migrate it to a 64 bit database, even though the database software is the same major version number.

I would also make sure ansi/c and c++ are installed off the most recent Application CD's (December 2002)

Now you are ready to try and relink Oracle and tackle your issue.

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Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: question on patching a system and installing tools afterwards ?

Hi,

oracle recommends some patches for orackle server, whereas for clients( where developement tools Pro C, cobol..) orcale doesn't recommend any patches. since it's working in your case, leave it as it is
never give up
Henrique Silva_3
Regular Advisor

Re: question on patching a system and installing tools afterwards ?

I am sorry.

I guess I did not explain myself too well.

I am not talking about OS patches.

I am talking about oracle patchset for the DB.

I installed the core SW which is 8.1.7.0 and installed the oracle patchset that brough this up to 8.1.7.4

When installing the tools, which are part of the 8.1.7.0 install, my question is. What is the procedure there ? I do not think I have to reinstall the 8.1.7.4 patchset on top of this again, right ? So, what I did was a relink all, and make sure that everything in there, is relinked using the new libraries from 8.1.7.4 instead !!!

I am patched to the latest patch set on the OS side !!!

Thanks,

Henrique

"to be or not to be, what was the question ???? "
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: question on patching a system and installing tools afterwards ?

When you upgrade the OS patches then there is a need to do a relink of the Oracle executables which should in turn pick up the new libraries version of patch.

When you upgrade the Oracle with their patches,there is no need to do anything,oracle takes care of everything.
Just apply the Oracle patches with no oracle processes running.
That should make it fine.

Hope I am answering your Q!

Thanks
Indira Aramandla
Honored Contributor

Re: question on patching a system and installing tools afterwards ?

Henrique,

From you question I understand that initially you installed Oracle 8.1.7.0 software which isthe base release. Then installed the latest patchset 8.1.7.4
The created the database. Later on you installed some of the 8.1.7 rdbms tools that you did not install during the base release.

Yes you need not re-install the patchset 8.1.7.4 on top of this again. All you need is to relink using the new libraries and set the environment varialble to point to 8.1.7.4 libraries.

Then every thing should work fine.


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Henrique Silva_3
Regular Advisor

Re: question on patching a system and installing tools afterwards ?

thank you much.

that is what I did !!!!

Henrique Silva
"to be or not to be, what was the question ???? "