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Installation problem on Linux Slackware 7.1 (Oracle 8i)

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I try install Oracle 8i Enterprise in Linux Slackware 7.1 (kernel 2.2.16), but the runInstaller don't work.
I read the installation manuals and make all steps, but the runInstaller don't work.
I get this message:
./runInstaller
The Java RunTime Environment was not found at bin/jre. Hence, the Oracle Universal Installer cannot be run.
Please visit http://www.javasoft.com and install JRE version 1.1.8 or higher and try again.
: No such file or directory
I try --> ln -s /usr/local/jre118_v3 /usr/local/java
and --> ln -s /usr/local/jre118_v3 /usr/local/jre
and put in PATH --> /usr/local/jre/bin
Nothing work's.
Somebody can help me ?????
Thank's ....
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The best answer: Hello!
I also tried to install Oracle 8.1.6.1 (after giving up the 8.0.5 installation due to segmentation faults all over..), it also failed.
After trying to install Oracle 8.1.6.1 on RedHat 7.0 and it still crashed, i sent a mail to some guru that wrote the oracle-how-to document for redhat, here is what he replied.
My guess is that this also applies to the newest slackware version, because i presume that slackware 7.0 also use the newest glibc libraries;
Thanks for the feedback.
Oracle 8.1.6 does not work under Red Hat >Linux 7. Yes, that's the problem
that I mentioned in the doc--you get to 80% >and the DBCA crashes and the
Oracle executables die.
I've heard, but I haven't tried it myself, >that if you install the latest
glibc errata (2.1.94) then the DBCA >completes but the Oracle executables
still die. The DBCA problem was apparently >a Java issue that is fixed in
the errata. But you're still out of luck >since the exes won't work.
It might appear that this is a problem with >Red Hat Linux 7. But it appears
that it is a problem with some assumptions >that Oracle made, assumptions
that worked with glibc 2.1.3 (the C library >included with RHL 6.2) but which
prove false with later glibc versions. As >other Linux distributions adopt
the new glibc Oracle will fail to work on >them as well.
The best advice I can give at this point is >to install and run Oracle on
Red Hat Linux 6.2. Hopefully Oracle will >address the glibc issues with the
8.1.7 release.
ChrisI then installed Orace on RedHat 6.1 and it worked like a dream.
Maybe you guys should try your luck on an earier version of slackware?
Hope that helped...
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