Sunday, August 14, 2005

Installing Oracle 10g under Mac OS X

Ok, so you want to install Oracle 10g for free (under the developer license) to your Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger computer.

There's a couple things you should know. First, Oracle 10g is only officially supported under Mac OS X Server, but it seems to work fine under plan old Mac OS X (non-server).

There's a great blog here about how to install it under 10.3:
Installing Oracle Database 10g on Mac OS X

and another blog here that covers fixes/changes needed to install it under 10.4 Tiger:
Set up Oracle 10g on Tiger

Spaces in hard drive names...unfortunately it turns out Oracle simply doesn't support spaces in its path, which it will tell you about much later in the install. That means you cannot install this on to a hard drive with a space in its name. So while they claim to support Java/Unix/Mac OS X which all support spaces in the names of files and directories, they choose not to allow that. Strange.

Oracle, if you want I'd be willing to help with your native Mac OS X development of Oracle software and installation tools. Are you listening? ;-)


paras said...

Dear Aric's

The best thing about you blog instruction on uninstalling the Oracle 10g is that they are complete. There is nothing missing in it. Most of the instructions in regards to the oracle 10g are incomplete by other authors. I needed on more. To install oracle 10g database and developer suite along with patch on Vista 32 bit. Can you do that with screen shots.

and thanks paras

The Geeks said...

Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
thank you :)