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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

using "oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall" in Oracle Solaris 11.2

Oracle Solaris 11.2 introduced new package in IPS  "oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall".

Users need to check all packages exists on the system before starting the Installation. This preinstall package was first introduced in Oracle Enterprise Linux and now available in Oracle Solaris 11.2. In Oracle Solaris 11.2  its very easy for administrators to install this package and they are not required to check dependencies/version of each and every package.

For Installing "oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall"  package your solaris IPS repository should be configured. IPS can be configured via Internet or can be configured on your local file system.

For more information on configuring IPS locally please refer my earlier blogpost:

Configure IPS on Oracle Solaris11.2 Locally

Check for IPS repository publisher

root@solaris11-2:~# pkg publisher
solaris                     origin   online F file:///IPS/

Search for Preinstall package for Database 12c

root@solaris11-2:~# pkg search 12c
INDEX       ACTION VALUE                                        PACKAGE
pkg.summary set    Prerequisite package for Oracle Database 12c pkg:/group/prerequisite/oracle/oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall@0.5.11-

Install "oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall" package:

root@solaris11-2:~# pkg install oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall
           Packages to install:  1
       Create boot environment: No
Create backup boot environment: No

DOWNLOAD                                PKGS         FILES    XFER (MB)   SPEED
Completed                                1/1           3/3      0.0/0.0    0B/s

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Installing new actions                         13/13
Updating package state database                 Done 
Updating package cache                           0/0 
Updating image state                            Done 
Creating fast lookup database                   Done 
Updating package cache                           1/1 

Verify  "oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall" package:

root@solaris11-2:~# pkg info oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall
          Name: group/prerequisite/oracle/oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall
       Summary: Prerequisite package for Oracle Database 12c
   Description: Provides the set of Oracle Solaris packages required for
                installation and operation of Oracle Database 12.
      Category: Meta Packages/Group Packages
         State: Installed
     Publisher: solaris
       Version: 0.5.11
 Build Release: 5.11
Packaging Date: April 23, 2014 04:44:39 PM 
          Size: 5.46 kB
          FMRI: pkg://solaris/group/prerequisite/oracle/oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall@0.5.11,5.11-

Installation of "oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall" now we will verify the installer pre-requisite check for Grid as well as database.

Execute Installer for 12cR1 Grid Infrastructure & 12cR1 Database


- The Installer has passed for all package checks for Grid Infrastructure and Database.

Thanks for reading.



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