Monday, April 13, 2009

RTFM

No, this is not another rant about just anyone who doesn't know how to read manuals.  It's about me.  And I don't know how to read manuals.

After downloading Oracle 10g for Mac OS X, I spent some time getting it installed.  After a false start (where I created the dba group with GUID 201 - the same as the Guest account on Mac OS X), I managed to get it up and running.  There's an excellent guide here, which walks you through just what you need to do and little more:  http://blog.rayapps.com/2009/04/12/how-to-install-oracle-database-10g-on-mac-os-x-intel

Once I could SQL*Plus into the database, I downloaded the Companion CD, and started to install that, thinking that the Oracle HTTP Server would be a part of it.  Well, much to my disappointment, it was nowhere to be found.  After some digging on the OTN Apple Forum, I came across this post:  http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=654233&tstart=0&start=15

The important line in that post points here:  http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/relnotes.102/b25285/toc.htm

And if you look at Section 2 - Unsupported Products, you'll notice that Oracle APEX & Oracle HTTP Server are definitely not alone.  In fact, here's the complete list:
  • Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC)
  • Oracle Clusterware
  • Automatic Storage Management (ASM)
  • Network File System (NFS)
  • Network-attached Storage (NAS)
  • Raw devices
  • Oracle Application Express (formerly known as Oracle HTML DB)
  • Oracle HTTP Server
  • Oracle Workflow
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control
  • Oracle Management Agent
  • Pro*Fortran
  • Pro*COBOL
  • iSQL*Plus
  • Oracle Ultra Search
Thus, all was for almost nothing, as a database is just not a database, unless it has APEX in it.  I suppose I'll just wait it out, hoping that at least APEX & the HTTP Server make their way into the next release, which doesn't take as long as the first!

6 comments:

Byte64 said...

ROTFL!
RTRN!

The good news is that i didn't even start installing it yet...

Flavio

Scott said...

Wish that I could say the same thing! :(

- Scott -

Alex Gorbachev said...

Interesting that iSQL*Plus has been installed automatically (and looks working). So maybe this list might be not supported but *could* work.

Scott said...

Really? That's one of the features that's technically not supposed to be there.

I always de-select it when I install Oracle, so I don't have it.

- Scott -

Alex Gorbachev said...

And this is how to install APEX on 10g on Mac OS X.

Scott said...

Alex - thanks for that link! I am up and running now!

- Scott -