Ubuntu Linux Install Oracle Database XE Server

Posted: 28 March, 2008 in Technical

Make sure you have enough disk space and memory

If you have less than 1GB memory run the following commands to create swap space:
$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swpfs1 bs=1M count=1000
$ sudo mkswap /swpfs1
$ sudo swapon /swpfs1

Debian / Ubuntu Oracle installation

First modify /etc/apt/sources.list file:
$ sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
Append following line:
deb http://oss.oracle.com/debian unstable main non-free
Save and close the file. Next import GPG key:
$ wget http://oss.oracle.com/el4/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Update package database:
$ sudo apt-get update
Finally install Oracle:
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-xe

Post-install configuration

You must configure Oracle TCP/IP port and other parameters. Simply type the following command:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure

o access the Database Home Page go to http://127.0.0.1:8080/apex. Open a web browser and type url (you need to use username “system” and password setup earlier)

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