Oracle Internet Directory Installation Guide
Release 2.1.1 for UNIX

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System Requirements

Completing a quick, successful installation depends on the local system satisfying the software dependencies and space requirements for Oracle software. This chapter describes the requirements for installing Oracle Internet Directory on AIX-Based Systems, Compaq Tru64 UNIX, HP 9000 Series HP-UX, Linux Intel, Solaris Intel, and Sun SPARC Solaris and any restrictions with this release. Before starting the installation, verify that your system meets the requirements described in this chapter.

This chapter contains these topics:

Installation Overview

Installing Oracle Internet Directory involves the following steps:

  1. Satisfy Prerequisites: Make sure the local system satisfies the hardware, software, memory, and disk space requirements for the products you want to install. These requirements and restrictions are described in this chapter.

  2. Pre-Installation: Make sure the UNIX environment is properly set up and complete the pre-installation tasks for the products you want to install. See Chapter 2, "Pre-Installation".

  3. Install: Use the Oracle Universal Installer provided on your software CD-ROM to install Oracle Internet Directory. See Chapter 3, "Installation".

  4. Post-Installation: Create database objects, establish the user environment, and configure the installed Oracle products for the local system. See Chapter 4, "Post-Installation".

System Installation Requirements

Verify that your system meets the requirements described in the following sections before you install Oracle Internet Directory Release 2.1.1.

Hardware Requirements

To install Oracle Internet Directory, your system must meet the minimum hardware requirements listed in Table 1-1.

Table 1-1 Hardware Requirements
Hardware Items   AIX-Based Systems   HP 9000 Series HP-UX   Compaq Tru64 UNIX   Solaris Intel   Sun SPARC Solaris   Linux Intel  

CD-ROM Device

 

ISO 9660 format CD-ROM disks with RockRidge extensions 

ISO 9660 format CD-ROM disks with RockRidge extensions 

ISO 9660 format CD-ROM disks with RockRidge extensions 

A RockRidge format CD-ROM drive supported by Solaris Intel 

ISO 9660 format CD-ROM disks with RockRidge extensions 

ISO 9660 format CD-ROM disks with RockRidge extensions 

Hard Disk Space 

1050 MB 

970 MB 

960 MB 

699 MB 

810 MB 

810 MB 

Memory

 

256 MB 

256 MB 

A minimum of 128 MB RAM  

A minimum of 128 MB RAM  

A minimum of 128 MB RAM is required to install Oracle8i products. Oracle8i Client products require 64 MB of RAM 

A minimum of 128 MB RAM.

 

Swap Space

 

Twice the amount of RAM 

Twice the amount of RAM

 

Twice the amount of RAM or at least 400 MB, whichever is greater 

Twice the amount of RAM

 

Twice the amount of RAM or at least 400 MB, whichever is greater 

Twice the amount of RAM or at least 400 MB, whichever is greater 

Use the appropriate commands listed in Table 1-2 to determine the RAM memory and bytes of swap space required for your platform.

Table 1-2 Commands to determine RAM memory and bytes of swap space
Platforms  RAM Memory 

AIX-Based Systems 

$ /etc/lsattr -El mem0 

HP 9000 Series HP-UX 

Use the HP-UX 11.0 performance monitor tool glance

$ glance 

Compaq Tru64 UNIX 

$ vmstat -p 

Solaris Intel 

$ /usr/sbin/prtconf | grep size 

Sun SPARC Solaris 

$ /usr/sbin/prtconf | grep size 

Linux Intel 

$ cat /proc/meminfo | grep Memtotal 

Temporary Disk Space Required by the Oracle Universal Installer

The Oracle Universal Installer requires up to 75 MB of space in the /tmp directory. If you do not have enough space in /tmp, set the environment variable TMP_DIR to point to a directory with sufficient space.

Operating System Software Requirements

Table 1-3 lists the operating system software requirements for AIX-Based Systems.

Table 1-3 Operating System Software Requirements for AIX Based Systems
Software Item  AIX-Based Systems Requirement 

Operating System 

  • AIX 4.3.2 or higher. AIX Versions 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.0, and 4.3.1 are no longer supported.

 

Operating System Patch 

  • IX72696 Segmentation fault can occur in WALK_LIBS
    (LOADANDINIT())

  • IX81863 AIX process hangs in listlio and liowait

  • IX85104 msgget() returns a negative number

  • IX87313 64-bit application buffer cannot cross segment
    boundary

  • IX87382 Socket lock problem for AF_UNIX

  • IX89087 Thread doing AIO hangs in stress test

  • IX89552 System crashes with corrupted stack

  • IY02407 AIO bug in v_movep

  • IY03412 aio_nwait system call

  • 1Y05995 Thread missed wakeup in aio_nwait()

  • 1Y07276 aio_suspend returns without I/O completion

    on 00/03/09 PTF pechange

  • 1Y01050 Support for non-root access to kernel perf stat.

 

Window Manager 

  • Use any supported IBM AIX window manager that supports Motif; for example, dtwm, twm, and olwm.

 

Table 1-4 lists the operating system software requirements for Compaq Tru64 UNIX.

Table 1-4 Operating System Software Requirements for Compaq Tru64 UNIX
Software Items  Compaq Tru64 UNIX Requirement 

Operating System 

  • Compaq Tru64 UNIX 4.0D, 4.0E, 4.0F, 4.0G, 5.0A, or 5.0.

 

Operating System Patch 

  • Use the latest patch kit from Compaq Tru64 UNIX. Compaq Tru64 UNIX provides patch information at:

    http://www.compaq.com/support
    
  • For successful installation of Release 2.1.1:

    Tru64 UNIX Version 4.0D requires Patch Kit 4 or higher.

    Tru64 UNIX, Version 4.0E requires Patch Kit 2 or higher.

    Tru64 UNIX, Version 4.0F requires Patch Kit 1 or higher.

 

Window Manager 

  • X-windows installed on the system from where the Installer runs. Use any Compaq-supported X-windows server (for example, dtwm, twm, mwm) that supports Motif. The X environments, Basic X-environments (OSF11), and X Servers (OSFSER), are necessary to run graphical products.

 

Operating System Packages 

  • The OSFLIBA, OSFPGMR, and OSFCMPLRS subsets. These subsets are part of the Compaq Tru64 UNIX operating system distribution.

 

Required Executables 

  • The following executables must be present in the /usr/ccs/bin directory: make, ar, ld, and nm.

 

Table 1-5 lists the operating system software requirements for HP 9000 Series HP-UX.

Table 1-5 Operating System Software Requirements for HP 9000 Series HP-UX
Software Items  HP 9000 Series HP-UX Requirement 

Operating System 

  • HP-UX 11.0 (32-bit)

 

Operating System Patch 

  • DART 49, June 2000

 

Window Manager 

  • X-windows must be installed on the system from where the Installer is run. Use any HP-UX 11.0-supported X-windows server.

 

Required Executables 

  • The following executables must be present in the /usr/ccs/bin directory: make, ar, ld, nm, cc.

 

Table 1-6 lists the operating system software requirements for Linux Intel.

Table 1-6 Operating System Software Requirements for Linux Intel
Software Items  Linux Intel Requirements 

Operating System 

  • Linux Kernel 2.2.16-3 or higher

 

Window Manager 

  • Any window manager that supports motif version 1.2, such as fvwm. Character mode installations are not supported for Release 2.1.1. See Character Mode.

 

Required Executables 

  • The following executables must be present in the /usr/bin directory: make, ar, ld, nm

 

Table 1-7 lists the operating system software requirements for Solaris Intel.

Table 1-7 Operating System Requirements for Solaris Intel
Software Items  Solaris Intel Requirements 

Operating System 

  • Solaris7 for Intel. The 11/99 patch is recommended. The C compiler is not required for installation, but it is required for compiling the C demonstration programs.

 

Operating System Patch 

  • Use the latest kernel patch for Solaris Intel. Sun provides patch information at:

    http://sunsolve.sun.com
    

    Solaris Intel requires at least kernel jumbo patch revision #106542-09 to successfully install Oracle Internet Directory.

 

Remove ULIMIT Value 

  • Before installing Oracle Internet Directory, you must remove the line containing the value for ULIMIT from the /etc/default/login file. You cannot install Oracle Internet Directory with the default value of ULIMIT in /etc/default/login.

 

GUI Requirements 

  • Install the Motif Runtime Kit package SUNWmfrun bundled with Solaris Intel.

    Reconfigure UNIX Kernel Parameters:

  • Before installing the Solaris7 Server, you must reconfigure the UNIX kernel. You cannot install Oracle Internet Directory with the default UNIX kernel.

 

Table 1-8 lists the operating system software requirements for Sun SPARC Solaris.

Table 1-8 Operating System Software Requirements for Sun SPARC Solaris
Software Items  Sun SPARC Solaris Requirements 

Operating System 

  • Solaris 2.6 or 2.7

 

Operating System Packages 

  • SUNWarc, SUNWbtool, SUNWhea, SUNWlibm, SUNWlibms, SUNWsprot, SUNWtoo

 

Operating System Patch 

 

Required Executables 

  • The following executables must be present in the /usr/ccs/bin directory: make, ar, ld, and nm.

 

Window Manager 

  • Install X-windows on the system from which the Installer is run. Use any Sun-supported X-windows server, for example, dtwm, twm, olwm, that supports Motif.

    Character mode installs are not supported for Release 2.1.1. See "Character Mode".

 

Operating System

To determine your current operating system information, enter the appropriate commands for your platforms listed in Table 1-9:

Table 1-9 Operating System
Platforms  Commands 

AIX-Based Systems 

$ uname -a 

Compaq Tru64 UNIX 

$ uname -a

or

$ string / vmunix | grep 

HP 9000 Series HP-UX 

$ uname -a 

Linux Intel 

$ uname -a  

Solaris Intel 

$ uname -a  

Sun SPARC Solaris 

$ uname -a 

Operating System Patch

To determine which operating system patches are installed, enter the appropriate commands for the platforms listed in Table 1-10:

Table 1-10 Operating System Patch
Platforms  Commands 

AIX-Based Systems 

$ instfix -a

To determine if a patch has been installed, enter the following command:

$ instfix -ivk APAR_number

To determine which operating system filesets are installed, enter the following command:

$ lslpp -1 [fileset_name] 

Compaq Tru64 UNIX 

$ dupatch 

Linux Intel 

$ showrev -p 

Solaris Intel  

$ showrev -p  

Sun SPARC Solaris 

$ showrev -p 

Operating System Packages

To determine which operating system packages are installed, enter the appropriate commands for the platforms listed in Table 1-11:

Table 1-11 Operating System Packages
Platforms  Commands 

Compaq Tru64 UNIX 

$ setld -i | grep installed 

HP 9000 Series HP-UX 

$ swlist -i[package_name]

If you enter swlist -i, all installed packages are listed.  

Linux Intel 

rpm -q[package.name] 

Solaris Intel 

$ pkginfo -i [package_name]

If you enter pkginfo -i, all installed packages are listed.  

Sun SPARC Solaris 

$ pkginfo -i [package_name]

If you enter pkginfo -i, all installed packages are listed.  

Window Manager

To determine if your X-windows system is working properly on your local system, enter the command listed in Table 1-12:

Table 1-12 Window Manager
Platforms  Commands 

All platforms 

$ xclock

If a clock is not displayed on your screen, X-windows is not configured correctly. See "DISPLAY" for instructions on configuring X-windows. 

Required Executables

To determine if you are using the correct system executables, enter the appropriate commands for the platforms listed in Table 1-13:

Table 1-13 Required Executables
Platforms  Commands 

AIX-Based Systems

Compaq Tru64 UNIX

Linux Intel

Solaris Intel

Sun SPARC Solaris 

$ /usr/bin/which make
$ /usr/bin/which ar
$ /usr/bin/which ld
$ /usr/bin/which nm

 

HP 9000 Series HP-UX 

$ /usr/bin/which make
$ /usr/bin/which ar
$ /usr/bin/which ld
$ /usr/bin/which nm
$ /usr/bin/which cc
 


Note:

Each command should point to the /usr/ccs/bin directory. If not, add /usr/ccs/bin to the beginning of the PATH environment variable in the current shell. See "PATH" for instructions on setting the PATH variable. 


Online Documentation Requirements

To view online documentation, use a web browser such as Netscape Navigator 4.0 or higher running on a UNIX system. To view PDF documents, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3.0 or higher.


Note:

You can only view online documentation included with Oracle Internet Directory Release 2.1.1 on UNIX systems. 


Additional Oracle Internet Directory-Specific Installation Requirements

Oracle Internet Directory Release 2.1.1 requires an installation of various components of Oracle8i Enterprise Edition, Release 8.1.7, with character set UTF8 and an instance dedicated to Oracle Internet Directory. If this installation does not already exist, then the Oracle Universal Installer installs the required components automatically as part of the Oracle Internet Directory installation. Determine the database character by the following SQL Command:

select value from nls_database_parameters
where parameter = 'NLS_CHARACTERSET' ;

Installation-Specific Issues and Restrictions

The following issues and restrictions can affect the installation or use of Oracle Internet Directory on AIX-Based Systems, Compaq Tru64 UNIX, HP 9000 Series HP-UX, Linux Intel, Solaris Intel, and Sun SPARC Solaris. Check the Release Notes in the $ORACLE_HOME/relnotes directory before using Oracle Internet Directory.

Using Hummingbird Exceed

If you use Hummingbird's Exceed X-windows emulator while installing and using Oracle Internet Directory, set the window manager to run in Native mode so that Microsoft windows functions as the window manager.

See Also:

Exceed documentation for instructions on configuring the window manager. 

New ORACLE_HOME

Oracle Corporation recommends that you install Oracle Internet Directory Release 2.1.1 products into a new ORACLE_HOME. Do not install Oracle Internet Directory Release 2.1.1 into an ORACLE_HOME directory that already contains Oracle products.

If you must install Oracle Internet Directory Release 2.1.1 into an ORACLE_HOME that contains Oracle Release 8.1.5 or 8.1.6 products, remove the Release 8.1.5 or 8.1.6 products by using Oracle Universal Installer before beginning the new installation.

Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

The JRE, certified for use with Oracle Internet Directory on your platform, enables Oracle Java applications such as the Oracle Universal Installer. Certified versions of JRE are supported to run with these applications. Do not modify the JRE, unless it is done through a patch provided by Oracle Support Services.

The inventory can contain multiple versions of the JRE, each of which can be used by one or more products or releases. The first time you use Installer creates the oraInventory directory which stores installation information for products that it installs on your system. The location of oraInventory is defined in /var/opt/oracle/oraInst.loc.

Products in an ORACLE_HOME access the JRE through a symbolic link in $ORACLE_HOME/JRE to the actual location of a JRE within the inventory. Do not modify the symbolic link unless it is done through a patch provided by Oracle Support Services.

The Sun SPARC Solaris patches listed in Table 1-14 and Table 1-15 are required or recommended for JRE 1.1.8_10 and can be obtained from:

http://sunsolve.sun.com
Table 1-14 Solaris 2.6 (5.6) Patches for JRE 1.1.8_10
Patch ID  Description  Required or Recommended 

106040-11 

X Input and Output Method patch 

Required 

105181-15 

Kernel patch 

Required 

105284-25 

Motif Runtime Library Patch 

Recommended 

105490-07 

Dynamic linker patch 

Recommended 

106409-01 

Chinese TrueType fonts patch (1) 

Recommended 

105633-21 

OpenWindows 3.6: Xsun patch (1) 

Recommended 

105568-13 

Libthread patch 

Recommended 

105210-19 

LibC patch 

Recommended 

105669-07 

CDE 1.2: libDTSvc patch (dtmail) 

Recommended 

Table 1-15 Solaris 7 (5.7) Patches for JRE 1.1.8_10
Patch ID  Description  Required or Recommended 

107636-01 

X Input and Output Method patch 

Required 

106980-05 

Libthread patch 

Recommended 

107607-01 

Motif fontlist, fontset, libxm 

Recommended 

107078-10 

Open Windows 3.6.1 Xsun patch (1) 

Recommended 

Table 1-16 Solaris 2.6 (5.6) Patches for JDK 1.2.2
Patch ID  Description  Required or Recommended 

105490-07 

Linker patch 

Required 

105568-16 

Libthread patch 

Required 

105210-27 

Libc patch 

Required 

106040-13 

X Input and Output Method patch 

Required 

105633-36 

OpenWindows 3.6: Xsun patch 

Required 

106409-01 

Fixes the Chinese TrueType fonts 

Required 

108091-03 

SunOS 5.6: ssJDK 1.2.1_03 fails with fatal error in ISO8859-01 Locales 

Required 

105181-19 

Kernel Update (socket close/hang) 

Recommended 

105669-10 

CDE 1.2: libDTSvc patch (dtmail) 

Recommended 

105284-31  

Motif 1.2.7: Runtime Library patch 

Recommended 

Table 1-17 Solaris 7 (5.7) Patches for JDK 1.2.2
Patch ID  Description  Required or Recommended 

106980-10 

Libthread patch 

required 

107636-03 

X Input and Output Method Patch 

Required 

107081-11 

Motif 1.2.7 and 2.1.1: Runtime library patch for Solaris 7 

Required 

108376-03 

OpenWindows 3.6.1 Xsun Patch 

Required 

Solaris Intel systems require the patches listed in Table 1-18 for JRE Release1.1.8.10. They are available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com
Table 1-18 Solaris Intel Patches for JDK 1.2.2
Patch ID  Description  Required or Recommended 

106981-10 

Libthread patch 

Required 

107637-03 

X Input and Output Method patch 

Required 

107082-11 

Motif 1.2.7_x86 and 2.1.1_x86: Runtime library patch for Solaris 7 

Required 

108377_03 

OpenWindows 3.6.1_x86:Xsun Patch 

Required 

Character Mode

You can no longer install using character mode. However, you can configure the Oracle Universal Installer to perform a non-interactive installation of Oracle products. The Installer can be run in non-interactive mode directly from your system's X-windows console or via an X-terminal or PC X-terminal on a remote system. For more information on the non-interactive installation of Oracle products, see "Non-Interactive (Silent) Installation and Configuration".

File Systems

Oracle8i Server must be able to verify that file writes are made to disk. Oracle does not support file systems that do not support this verification.

Solaris 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5

Oracle does not support Solaris 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 for use with Oracle Internet Directory Release 2.1.1. You must use Solaris 2.6 or Solaris 7. See Table 1-3 for details of operating system and patch level requirements.


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