Installing the Oracle Database Prerequisites Packages for Oracle Solaris

Use this procedure to install the Oracle Database prerequisites group package for your Oracle software.

The group/prerequisite/oracle/oracle-database-preinstall-19c group package installs all the packages required for an Oracle Database and Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation. It also creates the oracle user and the oinstall and dba groups for that user.


If you have the oracle user and other user groups already defined, and do not want to change them, then ensure that you run the following command before you install the Oracle Database prerequisites group package:

# pkg avoid oracle-database-os-configuration

To install the oracle-database-preinstall-19c group packages, log in as root, and run the following command on Oracle Solaris 11.3 and later systems:

# pkg install oracle-database-preinstall-19c
Note the following guidelines about the preceding command:
  • For more information about the history of the preceding command, use the pkg history command. See pkg (1).
  • You do not have to specify the entire package name, only the trailing portion of the name that is unique. See pkg(5).
  • Oracle recommends that you install the solaris-minimal-server group package and then install oracle-database-preinstall-19c.