This guide describes how to install and configure Oracle Database Client 10g release 2 (10.2) on IBM zSeries Based Linux systems.


This guide is intended for anyone responsible for installing Oracle Database Client 10g release 2 (10.2) on a single IBM zSeries Based Linux system.

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TTY Access to Oracle Support Services

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Related Documentation

The platform-specific documentation for Oracle Database 10g products includes the following manuals:

Refer to Oracle Database Release Notes for IBM zSeries Based Linux for important information that was not available when this book was released. The release notes for Oracle Database 10g are updated regularly. You can get the most recent version from Oracle Technology Network at


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Accessing Documentation

The documentation for this release includes platform-specific documentation and generic product documentation.

Platform-Specific Documentation

Platform-specific documentation includes information about installing and using Oracle products on particular platforms. The platform-specific documentation for this product is available in both Adobe portable document format (PDF) and HTML format on the product disc. To access the platform-specific documentation on disc:

  1. Use a Web browser to open the welcome.htm file in the top-level directory of the disc.

  2. For DVD only, select the appropriate product link.

  3. Select the Documentation tab.

If you prefer paper documentation, then open and print the PDF files.

Product Documentation

Product documentation includes information about configuring, using, or administering Oracle products on any platform. The product documentation for Oracle Database 10g products is available in both HTML and PDF formats in the following locations:

Third Party Software Notices

This program contains third party software from International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). The Oracle program license that accompanied this product determines your right to use the Oracle program, including the IBM software.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Oracle program license, the IBM software is provided "AS IS" and without intellectual property indemnities, warranties, or support of any kind from Oracle or IBM.