Defining a "default RPMs" installation of the SLES OS (Doc ID 386391.1)

Last updated on JUNE 07, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
UnitedLinux (32-bit)
Linux x86
IBM: Linux on System z
IBM S/390 Based Linux (31-bit)
SUSE \ UnitedLinux x86-64
Linux x86-64
z*OBSOLETE: IBM Linux on POWER Systems - alternate
UnitedLinux Itanium
Linux Itanium
***Checked for relevance on 14-Mar-2013***


Goal

This document will explain the RDBMS installation symptoms that might be observed when SLES OS RPMs that are expected to be present from the initial OS installation are in-fact absent.

After defining a "default RPMs" installation of the SLES OS, the document begins with several example RDBMS installation symptoms that have been observed, each of which indicate that a "default installation" of SLES is missing. This document then continues with a strategy to verify the exact RPM groupings and the individual RPMs that were selected at OS install time. Finally, the document concludes with example RPM command outputs for a "default RPMs" installation.

Although the details that are used to explain the concept of a "default-RPMs" installation of SLES in this document are from a 64-bit SLES 9 SP2 installation, the principles of this note apply to all certified Linux distributions. The equivalent NOTE for the RHEL OS is <NOTE 376183.1>, "Defining a "default RPMs" installation of the RHEL OS".  The equivalent NOTE for the Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) is <NOTE 401167.1>, "Defining a "default RPMs" installation of the OEL OS".

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