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Oracle 8.1.7 on Linux

Huseyin Utlu
Occasional Advisor

Oracle 8.1.7 on Linux

Hi all,
Does somebody installed Oracle 8.1.7 on a Linux server?
I am trying to install it but i get the error:
end of communication channel- Oracle not available when svrmgrl is started.
I set the oracle_home and oracle_sid according to documentation.
Kind regards.
Huseyin
7 REPLIES
Miguel Rodriguez_3
Frequent Advisor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 on Linux

I have it installing and running on RedHat 7.1. Which Linux are you using?
Huseyin Utlu
Occasional Advisor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 on Linux

Hi Miguel,
I am running the same version.
Could you give me some information about my questions.
Thanks in advance.
Bye.
Huseyin
Vincenzo Restuccia
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 on Linux

Michael Worsham
Occasional Advisor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 on Linux

Did you try...

svrmgrl
connect internal
startup

Just connecting to svrmgrl doesnt mean the database is started. Also check to make sure the listener is also started as well.

Be lazy. Do it right the first time.
Santosh Nair_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 on Linux

This may seem like a stupid point, but I hope you mean that you set ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID rather than oracle_home and oracle_sid. svrmgrl looks at the upper case environment variables.

Just a thought.

-Santosh
Life is what's happening while you're busy making other plans
Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 on Linux

Hello,

I guess you succeeded in installing the Oracle software, but the database creation fails with ORA-03113.

If so, you need to know that Oracle has been developed with glibc 2.1.3, and it doesn't work well with glibc 2.2.

Don't ever try to downgrade the glibc : your Linux install will be corrupted.
Instead of that, go to the Oracle download section and get the Oracle glibc patch (oracle_glibc-2.1.3-stubs.tar.gz) : it comes with glibc 2.1.3 files to be installed in Oracle libraries, using the setup_stubs.sh script (in the tar file).

Note : you must read the README.stub file, and especially the section concerning /etc/ld.so.conf.

Good luck.

Kodjo

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Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 on Linux

Hi there.
Have you read the Release info and the Install and Upgrade guide for Oracle ?
If you check the Oracle certification matrix, you will see, that Oracle on Linux is only certified with SuSe 7.0 .
It may run with other versions, but if you run into mayor problems, try SuSe.
BTW Starting the database must be done with the svrmgrl, but running svrmgrl doe snot automatically start the database. The startup procedure is described in one of the other postings. For shutdown do :
svrmgrl
connect internal
shutdown / shutdown immediate / shutdown abort

for the different shutdown procedures read Oracle documentation-

Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
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