Preface

This guide provides instructions about installing and configuring Oracle Database Client on Linux. This guide also talks about installing and configuring database using response files, globalization support, ports, and troubleshooting.

The preface contains the following topics:

Audience

This guide is intended for anyone responsible for installing Oracle Database Client 11g Release 2 (11.2). Additional installation guides for Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Database Examples, and Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control are available on the relevant installation media.

See Also:

Oracle Database Installation Guide to install Oracle Database using the default settings

Documentation Accessibility

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Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers that have purchased support have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.

Related Documentation

The related documentation for Oracle Database 11g products includes the following manuals:

For information about Oracle error messages, see Oracle Database Error Messages. Oracle error message documentation is available only in HTML. If you only have access to the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) Online Documentation Library, then you can browse the error messages by range. Once you find the specific range, use your browser's "find in page" feature to locate the specific message. When connected to the Internet, you can search for a specific error message using the error message search feature of the Oracle online documentation.

Many books in the documentation set use the sample schemas of the seed database, which is installed by default when you install Oracle. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.

To download free release notes, installation documentation, white papers, or other collateral, visit the Oracle Technology Network. You must register online before using OTN; registration is free and can be done at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/join/index.html

If you have a user name and password for Oracle Technology Network, then you can go directly to the documentation section of the Oracle Technology Network website at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

Refer to Oracle Database Release Notes for Linux for important information that was not available when this book was released.

The release notes for Oracle Database 11g are updated regularly. The most recent version is available on Oracle Technology Network at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

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