[rescue] Trimming down Solaris 10

Jonathan Katz jon at jonworld.com
Wed Dec 3 20:17:46 CST 2008

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 9:15 PM, Francois Dion <francois.dion at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's the universal installer that requires it. But once installed,
> guess what? *whispers* You dont need it. I've been known to install on
> a full install, package up the oracle install and move it again and
> again on a sun box with no X.

Exactly. The product I consult on and support has embedded Oracle
underneath. Unfortunately because we use their web installer in
command-line and silent mode, even though it is a "web" installer it
requires the X11 libraries (which I believe are a requirement of the
Java app it is built with/upon.)

> But if you use all the newfangled 10g/11g features, you might not be
> totally able to do it. Also, when it comes to applying oracle patches,
> you'll face hardship. On 10gR2 though I am running with a single patch
> applied.

You should be able to do "opatch apply" w/o a GUI....

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