Tonight was my first.
HP-UX, 64bit, Itanium (oops).
I'm using cygwin to ssh into the server. Thanks to John Scott for helping me figure out how to run the GUI installer, well, pointing me in the right direction.
(At one point I asked The Twitter Machine for help, offering T-Shirts in trade for services rendered. Martin Berger, as usual, offered to help. Also, Fuad Arshad, TedC and others that I can't remember right now, I'm sorry).
I tried running xclock and got an error:
$ xclockAh, when I run the ssh command, I have to add a switch/flag thingy in there.
Error: Can't open display:
$ ssh -X oraclenerd@hpuxI found that solution here.
After restarting my session, I was able to successfully run xclock. OK, let's try it with the installer.
Wait a second...this line is too slow. 10 minutes for the GUI console to render. Don't ask about trying to do anything, like specify the directory or something silly like that.
I was back to the console method.
However, the first time I did it successfully, I got the Instant Client, which I didn't want.
How do I specify that which installation type I want while using the console? I was not prompted for anything.
Reading around...response file!
Read about response files here.
Like many things that intimidate me, I never bothered to look into it...but it was easy, too easy. That's about the point I kicked myself for being intimidated by that fancy DBA stuff.
So I grabbed the sample file out of response directory, edited it to suit my needs, and I was off and running again.
$ ./runInstaller -silent -responseFile /tmp/client/response/client_response.rspOr so I thought...now I need to run the root.sh as root? I'm not root, I'm not in the SUDOers file (or whatever it's called). It took 3 days for me to get the necessary privs to write to /opt/oracle
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...
Checking Temp space: must be greater than 415 MB. Actual 772 MB Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB. Actual 8192 MB Passed
Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2011-07-14_10-22-31PM. Please wait ...
$ You can find the log of this install session at:
The following configuration scripts need to be executed as the "root" user.
#Root scripts to run
To execute the configuration scripts:
1. Open a terminal window
2. Log in as "root"
3. Run the scripts
4. Return to this window and hit "Enter" key to continue
Successfully Setup Software.
So now I have to wait for someone with those privs to complete the install.
But hey, I learned something new today.