Installation Cookbooks: Installing Oracle Forms & Reports 6i - Page 2
January 8, 2004
Installation Guide for Oracle Forms
Developer and Reports Developer -
Release 6i for Sun SPARC Solaris
This document guides you
through installing the server components of Oracle Forms & Reports for Sun
SPARC Solaris, Release 6i, on the Solaris 8 operating system. The installation
is performed using Oracle's Oracle Universal Installer (OUI), a GUI-based tool
similar to the OUI for Oracle9i and other Oracle products. This guide takes
you through the pre-installation, installation, and post-installation tasks
referenced in the Oracle Forms Developer and Reports Developer Installation
Guide dated March 2000 (Oracle Part No. A82817-01). Oracle Forms Server and
Reports Server Installation Guide dated March 2000 (Oracle Part No. A82818-01)
can also be used.
The following conventions
are used in this installation guide:
- "6i" refers to Oracle
Forms Developer and Reports Developer Release 6i.
- oradev6 is the UNIX account owner of the 6i files.
- oradev6 belongs to two groups - oinstall
and dba (dba is the primary
- The home directory created/used
for oradev6 is /opt1/ora6i
- The ORACLE_HOME path used in examples is /opt1/ora6i/app/oracle/product/6.0
- ORACLE_HOME for oradev6 is separate from any other ORACLE_HOME
- ORACLE_HOME and the UNIX home directory for oradev6
is not the same thing. The home directory is where oradev6's
.cshrc file is located and is the working directory when oradev6
first logs in. ORACLE_HOME refers to the directory path structure where the 6i
program files are located.
- Text in courier, such as "cd $ORACLE_HOME" is text you explicitly type or enter, or identifies explicit
values or names, such as the UNIX user "root."
- <...> = anything between the angle brackets is
user-supplied and varies from user to user. "#"
represents the UNIX prompt on your workstation.
- <mnt_pt> is a mount point where the start of the Oracle
installation tree begins (e.g., /opt1/ora6i)
- All instructions to edit a file
refer to using a text editor such as vi.
- A key post-installation task
includes installing an Oracle patch for 6i. The instructions for doing this are also covered in this guide. The
2.62GB disk space requirement includes the patch.
CPU that is
Swap space two
to four times the size of physical RAM
to display GUI tools
2.62GB of hard
No Sun Motif
patches are necessary for Solaris 8