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Oracle® Database Client Installation Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2) for Linux

Part Number E10841-03
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A

Administrator
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
Administrator installation type, 1.4
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
overview, 1.1
response file, B
APPC-enabled databases, D.4
applications
empty connection strings, 4.2.3.3
migrating non-Oracle applications to Oracle, D.3

B

backups of database
Oracle Database Recovery Manager, D.2
base directory
See Oracle base directory
Bash shell
default user startup file, 2.7
.bash_profile file, 2.7
Basic installation type
response file installations, B.2.2
Bourne shell
default user startup file, 2.7

C

C shell
default user startup file, 2.7
certification, hardware and software, 1.2.1
character set
AL16UTF16, 2.3.6
AL32UTF8, 2.3.6
UTF8, 2.3.6
checking version of the operating system, 2.3.1
chmod command, 2.6.2
chown command, 2.6.2
client static library, generating, 4.2.6
client_install.rsp file, B.2.1
Cluster Ready Services (CSS). See Oracle Clusterware
clusters
See also Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Real Application Clusters
configuration assistants
failure, C.5.1
troubleshooting, C.5, C.5
Custom
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
installation type, 1.4, 3.3.1

D

data mining tools
Oracle Data Mining, D.2
data warehousing tool
Oracle OLAP, D.2
Database Configuration Assistant
troubleshooting, C.5
databases
non-Oracle
APPC-enabled, D.4
OLAP support (Oracle OLAP), D.2
recovery with Oracle Backup and Recovery, D.2
security management, D.2
default file mode creation mask
setting, 2.7
Deinstallation Tool
about, 5.1
example parameter file, 5.3
directory
Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
Oracle home directory, 2.5.3, 2.5.3
Oracle Inventory directory, 2.5.2
oraInventory, 2.5.2
disk
Administrator, 2.2.3
Custom, 2.2.3
disk space checking, 2.2.3
Instant Client, 2.2.3
mounting, 3.2.2.1
Runtime, 2.2.3
DISPLAY environment variable
setting, 2.7, 2.7

E

easy connect naming method for Instant Client-to-database connection, 4.2.3.1
empty connect strings, 4.2.3.3
env command, 2.7
environment variables
checking settings, 2.7
configuring for oracle user, 2.7
DISPLAY, 2.7, 2.7
NLS_LANG, A.1.1.2
ORACLE_BASE, 2.5.1, 2.6.2, 2.7
ORACLE_HOME, 2.7, 2.7
PATH, 2.7
removing from shell startup file, 2.7
SHELL, 2.7
TMP and TMPDIR, 2.2.3, 2.7
TNS_ADMIN, 2.7, 4.2.3.2
TWO_TAKS, 4.2.3.3
errors
configuration assistants, C.5
installation, C.3, C.4
response file installation, C.8
X Window, C.1
X Window display errors, C.2
examples
Oracle base directories, 2.5.1

F

fatal errors, C.5.2
file mode creation mask
setting, 2.7
file sets, 2.3
file system
appropriate for Oracle base directory, 2.6.2
files
.bash_profile, 2.7
client_install.rsp, B.2.1
editing shell startup file, 2.7
.login, 2.7
netca.rsp, B.2.1
oraInst.loc, 2.4.1, 2.6.1
oratab, 2.6.1, 2.6.1
.profile, 2.7
response files, B.2
tnsnames.ora, 4.3.1
free
UNIX command, 2.2.1

G

Gateways products FAQ, D.4
globalization support, A
groups
checking for existing oinstall group, 2.4.1
creating the oinstall group, 2.4.1

H

hardware
certification, 1.2.1
requirements, 2.2
home directory
See Oracle home directory

I

IBM DB2 z/OS database, D.4
IBM WebSphere MQ Series databases, D.4
Informix Server database, D.4
installation
accessing installation software, 3.2
available products, 1.4, 1.4
cleaning up after a failed installation, C.9
component-specific guidelines, 3.1
considerations, 1.2
copying software to a hard disk, 3.2.2.2
errors, C.4
extracting software, 3.2.1.3
log files, C.3
Oracle Connection Manager, 3.3.1
Oracle Net Listener, 3.3.1
Oracle Scheduler Agent, 3.3.1
preparing response files, B.2, B.2.2
procedure, 3.3.1
reinstalling Oracle software, 3.1
response file mode of error handling, C.8
response files, B, B.2, C.8
response files templates, B.2
silent mode, C.8
steps to resolve errors, C.3
upgrading, D.1
installation overview, 1.1
installation software, accessing, 3.2
installation types
Administrator, 1.4
Custom, 1.4
Instant Client, 1.4
Runtime, 1.4
Instant Client
connecting to database with Oracle Call Interface, 4.2.3.1
connecting to Oracle Database, 4.2.3
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
easy connect naming method, 4.2.3.1
empty connect strings, 4.2.3.3
installation type, 1.4
Instant Client Light
about, 1.4
connecting to database, 4.2.3
requirements, 2.3.6
restrictions, 4.1.2
updates, 4.1.2
patch upgrades, 4.1.2
restrictions, 4.1.2
TNS_ADMIN environment variable, connecting to database, 4.2.3.2
tnsnames.ora file connection method, 4.2.3.2
TWO_TASK environment variable, connecting to database, 4.2.3.3
Instant Client Light, configuring, 4.2.1
Instant Client, connecting with, 4.1.3

J

JDK requirements, 2.3

K

Korn shell
default user startup file, 2.7

L

languages
installing Oracle components in different languages, A.2
using Oracle components in different languages, A.1.2
log files
installation, C.3
troubleshooting, C.4
.login file, 2.7

M

mask
setting default file mode creation mask, 2.7
memory requirements, 2.2
Microsoft SQL Server database, D.4
migrating
applications to Oracle, D.3
non-Oracle databases to Oracle, D.1
mkdir command, 2.6.2
mode
setting default file mode creation mask, 2.7
mount point
directories, 3.2.2.2
for Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
multiple Oracle homes, 1.2.2

N

Net Configuration Assistant
troubleshooting, C.5
netca.rsp file, B.2.1
NLS_LANG environment variable, A.1.1.2
Non Oracle Database
DB2 z/OS database, D.4
IBM DB2 database, D.4
IBM DB2/400 database, D.4
noninteractive mode
See also response files, response file mode, B.1

O

oinstall group
checking for existing, 2.4.1
creating, 2.4.1
description, 2.4
OLAP tools
about, D.2
Oracle OLAP, D.2
opatch utility, 4.1.2
operating system
checking version, 2.3.1
creating the oinstall group, 2.4.1
creating the oracle user, 2.4.2
oinstall, 2.4
oracle, 2.4
requirements, 2.3, 2.4, 2.4
Optimal Flexible Architecture
recommended path for Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
recommended path for Oracle home directory, 2.5.3
recommended path for Oracle Inventory directory, 2.5.2
Oracle Application Server, D.2
Oracle applications
installing with Oracle Database, D.3
Oracle base directory
and ORACLE_BASE environment variable, 2.5.1
creating, 2.6.2
creating new, 2.6.2
equivalent directory on Microsoft Windows, 2.5.1
examples, 2.5.1
identifying appropriate file system, 2.6.2
identifying existing, 2.6.1
mount point for, 2.5.1
relationship with Oracle software owner user, 2.5.1
requirement for, 2.5.1
Oracle Call Interface
Instant Client connection method, 4.2.3.1
See also Instant Client
Oracle Clusterware
about, D.1
used with Oracle Real Application Clusters, D.1
Oracle components
using in different languages, A.1.2
Oracle Connection Manager
installation, 3.3.1
Oracle Data Mining
about, D.2
installing, D.2
Oracle Database
administering and monitoring, D.2, D.2
connecting to Instant Client, 4.2.3
connectivity FAQ, D.4
FAQ on installing, D.1
installing with Oracle applications, D.3, D.3
installing with Oracle Database tools, D.2
security management, D.2
upgrading, D.1
Web servers, D.3
Oracle Database Client
configuring connections, D.1
installation procedure, 3.3.1
Oracle Database Recovery Manager (RMAN)
about, D.2
Oracle home directory
description, 2.5.3
recommended path, 2.5.3
requirement for, 2.5.3
requirements, 2.5.3
using to identify Oracle base directory, 2.6.1
Oracle home name, 2.5.3
Oracle Internet Directory, D.2
Oracle Inventory
checking for existing, 2.4.1
creating, 2.4.1
description, 2.5.2
pointer file, 2.4.1
recommended path, 2.5.2
Oracle Migration Workbench
migrating non-Oracle applications to Oracle, D.3
migrating non-Oracle databases to Oracle, D.1
Oracle Net
Configuration Assistant Installation, 4.2.3.2
configuration file directory, 4.3.1
postinstallation tasks, 4.3.1
Oracle Net Listener
installation, 3.3.1
Oracle OLAP
about, D.2
Oracle Precompilers
postinstallation tasks, 4.3.2
Oracle Procedural Gateway
listed products, D.4
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
installing with Oracle Enterprise Manager, D.2
Oracle Clusterware
about, D.1
Oracle Scheduler Agent
installation, 3.3.1
Oracle Schemas, Preface
Oracle software
removing, 5.4
Oracle software owner user
configuring environment for, 2.7
creating, 2.4.2
description, 2.4
determining default shell, 2.7
relationship with Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
Oracle Technology Network (OTN)
downloading documentation from, Preface
Oracle Transparent Gateway
listed products, D.4
Oracle Universal Installer
guidelines for using, 3.1
installation guidelines, 3.1
response files, B
list of, B.2.1, B.2.1
running, 3.3.1
running in different languages, A.2
oracle user
configuring environment for, 2.7
creating, 2.4.2, 2.4.2.1, 2.4.2.2
description, 2.4
determining default shell, 2.7
relationship with Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
Oracle XML DB
about, D.2
ORACLE_BASE environment variable, 2.5.1, 2.6.2
removing from shell startup file, 2.7
setting, 2.7
ORACLE_HOME environment variable
removing from shell startup file, 2.7
ORACLE_HOME environment variables
unsetting, 2.7
ORACLE_SID environment variable
removing from shell startup file, 2.7
oraInst.loc file
Content, 2.6.1
location, 2.4.1
oraInventory directory
See Oracle Inventory directory
oratab file, 2.6.1
formats, 2.6.1
location of, 2.6.1
OTN Web site
downloading installation software from, 3.2.1

P

package requirements, 2.3.3
Linux x86, 2.3.3
Linux x86-64, 2.3.3
packages, checking, 2.3.3
passwd command, 2.4.2.2
passwords
specifying for response files, B.1
See also security
patches
Instant Client/Instant Client Light restrictions, 4.1.2
opatch utility, 4.1.2
PATH environment variable
setting, 2.7
permissions
for Oracle base directory, 2.6.2
post-installation
Instant Client-to-database connection, 4.2.3
postinstallation tasks
client static library, generating, 4.2.6
Instant Client Light, configuring, 4.2.1
Instant Client, connecting with, 4.1.3
Oracle Net Services, configuring, 4.3.1
Oracle Precompilers, 4.3.2
patches, installing and downloading, 4.1.1
required tasks, 4.1
root.sh script, backing up, 4.2.2
user accounts, setting up, 4.2.4
Pro*C/C++
configuring, 4.3.2.1
See also C compiler
.profile file, 2.7

R

RAM requirements, 2.2
recovery of databases
Oracle Backup and Recovery, D.2
Red Hat Package Manager
See RPM
reinstalling Oracle software, 3.1
Removing Oracle software, 5.4
requirements
hardware, 2.2
response file installation
reasons for using, B.1.1
response files
preparing, B.2, B.2.2
templates, B.2
silent mode
errors, C.8
response file mode
about, B.1
reasons for using, B.1.1
response files, B.1
about, B.1
client_install.rsp, B.2.1
creating with template, B.2.1
general procedure, B.1.2
netca.rsp, B.2.1
passing values at command line, B.1
passwords, B.1
security, B.1
specifying with Oracle Universal Installer, B.3
response files installation
about, B
root user
logging in as, 2.1
root.sh script
backing up, 4.2.2
RPM
checking, 2.3.3
rpm command, 2.3.3
Runtime
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
installation type, 1.4

S

schemas
Oracle Schemas, about, Preface
security
management tools, D.2
See also passwords
shell
determining default shell for oracle user, 2.7
editing, 2.7
environment variable, 2.7
removing environment variables, 2.7
silent mode
about, B.1
reasons for using, B.1.1
See also response file installation, response files, B.1
software
certification, 1.2.1
software requirements, 2.3
SQL Server database, D.4
startup file
for shell, 2.7
suppressed mode. See response file mode
swap space
requirements, 2.2
Sybase Adapter Server database, D.4

T

temporary disk space
requirements, 2.2
Teradata database, D.4
TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE patching, 1.6
TMP environment variable, 2.2.3
setting, 2.7
TMPDIR environment variable, 2.2.3
setting, 2.7
TNS_ADMIN environment variable, 4.2.3.2
TNS_ADMIN environment variables
unsetting, 2.7
tnsnames.ora file, 4.3.1
Instant Client-to-database connection, 4.2.3.2
troubleshooting, C
fatal errors, C.5.2
TWO_TASK environment variable, 4.2.3.3

U

umask, 2.7
UNIX commands, 2.7
chmod, 2.6.2
chown, 2.6.2
env, 2.7
free, 2.2.1
mkdir, 2.6.2
passwd, 2.4.2.2
rpm, 2.3.3
umask, 2.7
unset, 2.7
unsetenv, 2.7
useradd, 2.4.2.2
xhost, 2.1
xterm, 2.1
UNIX groups
checking for existing oinstall group, 2.4.1
UNIX users
creating the oracle user, 2.4.2.1
UNIX workstation
installing from, 2.1
unset command, 2.7
unsetenv command, 2.7
updating Instant Client, 4.1.2
useradd command, 2.4.2.2
users
creating the oracle user, 2.4.2, 2.4.2.1
Oracle software owner user, 2.4

W

Web servers (Oracle HTTP Server), D.3
Windows
analogy for Oracle base directory, 2.5.1

X

X Window
display errors, C.1
enabling remote hosts, 2.1, 2.1
xhost command, 2.1
XML data, D.2
xterm command, 2.1

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