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Description of problem:
I am installing Oracle8i on my RH 7.3 systems, i know that its not certified to
run, but it will, if I install the compat-glibc and install Oracle before
running up2date and upgrade the glibc packages. It appears that the compat
packages do not make the proper calls to the glibc2.2.5-42 package that is now
on the RHN for an update.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install compat-glibc from the RH 7.3 CD
2.Run up2date and update to glibc-2.2.5-42
3.Run the script compat-glibc installed to /usr/i386-glibc21-linux/bin
4.Run the Oracle Installer
5.Patch the Oracle_Home with Oracles
stubs patch for glibc2.2
6.run dbassist to create a database - reports "ORACLE NOT AVAILABLE" indicating
Actual Results: Can not create a database, several 0 length files similar to
installing Oracle8i without the compat-glibc packages, database creation
assistent reports ORACLE NOT AVAILABLE
Expected Results: dbassist should create a database with no problems
I have installed Oracle 8i on Red Hat 7.3 before with no problems before the
glibc2.2.5-42 package was released.
compat-glibc was not doing any calls to the main glibc.
Anyway, RHL 7.3 is now not supported any more.