[Gllug] Oracle Client Software

Matthew Kirkwood matthew at hairy.beasts.org
Fri Apr 12 11:43:14 UTC 2002

On Fri, 12 Apr 2002 tet at accucard.com wrote:

> >Has anyone here ever installed the oracle client software without using the
> >GUI mode? I'm looking to do a scripted install but all the docs I've seen so
> >far end up using the GUI...
> As of Oracle 8i, forget it. They removed the text-only install. They
> still allow a non-X install, but only with a scripted response file.
> According to our DBA, it's a complete pain in the ass, so I've had to
> install X libraries on our (headless) database servers :-(

For our DB servers, we just did the install on a machine with
X and then copied the binaries over.

We have a similar thing for the clients, but it's further cut-
down to about 30Mb, with enough stuff for sqlplus to run and
DBD::Oracle to build.

The file list is at:


There's a bunch more stuff which could be stripped out, but it
does for us.


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