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Uninstalling oracle 7.3.4 on hp 9000 D Class

Occasional Contributor

Uninstalling oracle 7.3.4 on hp 9000 D Class

Can anyone help uninstall Oracle 7.3.4 that sits on a hp 9000 server.I'll I need is the correct procedure, I need to install 8i instead.
The 7.3.4 was not installed with the swinstall command ?!?

Help !!!

Thank you.
Robert Thorneycroft
Valued Contributor

Re: Uninstalling oracle 7.3.4 on hp 9000 D Class

Are you sure you definitely want to uninstall Oracle, or do you really mean you want to upgrade it to Oracle 8i?

If you do mean uninstall you can use the Oracle Universal Installer to uninstall products, however personally I would probably just reinstall the machine and put on a completely fresh installation of Oracle 8i.

If you mean upgrade you just need to follow the upgrade documentation.

Hope this is of some help,

Kind regards,

Robert Thorneycroft
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Uninstalling oracle 7.3.4 on hp 9000 D Class

Hi there.
With your software there should be an installer
from Oracle. This program is also used for uninstalling Oracle items. For 7.3.4 look for orainst in your ORACLE_HOME/orainst directory.

By the way, to install Oracle 8i you have to do it with Xwindows. The Oracle Universal Installer only works on GUI base. If you work with HP-UX 11.0, there is a patch for mounting
these Rockridge formatted CD's from Oracle ( you do not have to go for the pfs_mount stuff then ).
Patches for HP-UX 11.0 :

So be careful.
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Honored Contributor

Re: Uninstalling oracle 7.3.4 on hp 9000 D Class


actually Oracle7 is simply installed into a starting directory, but not mentioned in your HP-UX's "Installed Products Database", so can stop it, delete the RC scripts to start/stop it upon boot/shutdown, and then remove everything in that directory.

But be careful with the diskspace needed:
7.3.4 needed about 320MB
8.1.7 needs about 1.5GB!!!

And you'll have to configure your kernel to allow at least 256MB of "maxdsiz" to be able to "link" the Oracle-codefiles (which is done by the installer)...

You can find mayn threads explaining the installation of Oracle8i on HPUX here on the ITRC forums, by searching for "Oracle8 runInstaller", e.g.:,11866,0x5de1f9beca68d511abcd0090277a778c,00.html

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Uninstalling oracle 7.3.4 on hp 9000 D Class

Oracle won't install or uninstall using swinstall. 8.1.7 requires X-Windows to install, no script based install.

The good news is if you wipe out the filesytem the software sits on, its gone.

Then check for startup scripts and all.

Find lots and lots of diskpace, install 8.1.7, and consult for data conversion.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Frequent Advisor

Re: Uninstalling oracle 7.3.4 on hp 9000 D Class

7.3.4 - Old command line install. 99% can be wiped out by deleting the $ORACLE_HOME directory (e.g. /u00/oracle/product/7.3.4) You can get the rest by deleteing oratab, dbstart, and dbshut (use find)

8.1.7 is installed off CD using it's own install program running X Windows and Java.

You can run both 8.1.7 and 7.3.4 at the same time. Not too difficult. Just neeed to make sure listeners don't listen on the same port.