X11 Forwarding – an Oracle must have

There was a day when Oracle was small enough that a DBA could install it from the command line. There were only a few pieces and the flow and dependencies could be established. After all, the first PC version, version four, came on six 5 1/4″, 360 KB floppies. Six disks… and the sixth contained…

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Oracle Enterprise Manager

A DBA friend of mine recently wrote me asking for help with the Unix “display” variable setting. We emailed back and forth for several days before he figured out that he had the wrong installation packages for his OS. After about two weeks of back and forth, with the right packages, I had identified the…

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