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  • Oracle on Linux

    The Good News

    • OCCI client for gcc 3.2.3 now available (10g)
      • Officially supported on RedHat Linux AS 3.0 & Suse Linux ES 8.0
      • ‘Tried’ with LCG Conditions DB Application on RH7
    • Oracle now has procedure in place to rebuild client libraries rapidly
      • This is not a guarantee that it will happen automatically…
    • Oracle 10g ‘Instant Client’ RPM kits – currently runtime only - will be extended to include ‘client developer’ kit
      • Will be made available in EXPORT area in CERN /afs tree
      • Also from OTN (not recommended)
    • Extensive testing of 10g clients with 9i servers still to be done
      • However, this is supported and not expected to be an issue


    • CERN has revitalised its contacts with Oracle since ~1999
    • New technical contact for CERN will start in June
    • Regular ‘CERN-Oracle’ Summits: next foreseen for June/July
    • Many features in Oracle 10g come from these interactions
      • ULDB, native floats, silent install improvements, …
    • We will continue to stress the need for timely adoption of new compilers

    3rd Party Products

    • IT-DB does not provide support for e.g. Tora, perl-DBD-Oracle
    • This does not mean that these tools cannot, or are not (be) used