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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The platform-specific documentation for Oracle Database 10g products includes the following manuals:
Oracle Database Release Notes for IBM zSeries Based Linux
Oracle Database Installation Guide for IBM zSeries Based Linux
Oracle Database Quick Installation Guide for IBM zSeries Based Linux
Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for Linux
Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for UNIX-Based Operating Systems
Oracle Database Client
Oracle Database Client Installation Guide for IBM zSeries Based Linux
Oracle Database Client Quick Installation Guide for IBM zSeries Based Linux
Oracle Database Companion CD
Oracle Database Companion CD Installation Guide for IBM zSeries Based Linux
Oracle Database Companion CD Quick Installation Guide for IBM zSeries Based Linux
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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The documentation for this release includes platform-specific documentation and generic product 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:
Use a Web browser to open the
welcome.htm file in the top-level directory of the disc.
For DVD only, select the appropriate product link.
Select the Documentation tab.
If you prefer paper documentation, then open and print the PDF files.
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:
In the doc subdirectory on the Oracle Database 10g DVD
To access the documentation from the DVD, use a Web browser to view the
welcome.htm file in the top-level directory on the disc, then select the Oracle Database 10g Documentation Library link.
Online on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Web site:
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