Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 (10.1.3) installation on CentOS 5.5 (2.6.18-194.el5):

Using: rpm > install packages, vi > editing, cpio, unzip > unpack archives

  • Download and extract the OAS Suite cpio to i.e. /tmp/orainstall
  • Check that the following packages are installed on the system:
  • gcc-3.4.3-22.1
    openmotif21-2.1.30-11 (this failes on check, installs ok)setarch-1.6-1
    gnome-libs-1: (this failes on check, installs ok)
    compat-db-4.1.25-9 (this failes on check, installs ok)
    xscreensaver-4.18-5.rhel4.2 (this failes on check, installs ok)

    rpm usage:
    rpm -q name-of-lib //to query for install-status, execute
    rpm -Uvh name-of-lib* //to install missing lib, execute / use the * to include wild-card after prefix

  • Specify the /etc/hosts file:
  • as1
    [ip-address]  [fully-qualified-machine-name]  [machine-name]

  • Add the following to the /etc/sysctl.conf file (if < 131072)
  • fs.file-max = 131072

  • Add the user limits to /etc/security/limits.conf file:
  • * soft nproc 2047
    * hard nproc 16384
    * soft nofile 2048
    * hard nofile 65536

  • Add the following to the /etc/pam.d/login file:
  • session required /lib/security/

  • Add the following to /etc/pam.d/xdm file if installing from console/x-wind:
  • session required

  • Create the oracle users and groups
  • groupadd oinstall
    groupadd dba
    groupadd oper

    useradd -g oinstall -G dba -s /bin/ksh oracle passwd oracle

  • Run following as root to give access to the x server (not needed if installing directly on server):

    xhost +local-host-name
    export DISPLAY =:0.0
    unset TNS_ADMIN
    unset ANT_HOME
    unset ORA_NLS
    unset LD_BIND_NOW 


  • Create oracle product directories
  • mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/10.1.3
    chown -R oracle.oinstall /u01

  • Create the oracle software (installer) directories:

    mkdir /u01/app/oracle/software/oas

    mkdir /u01/app/oracle/software/oas/as_linux_x86_101320_disk1
    chown -R oracle.oinstall /u01
  • Login as “oracle” user and add this to /home/oracle/.bash_profile file:
  • # Oracle Settings
    TMP=/tmp; export TMP
    TMPDIR=$TMP; export TMPDIR

    ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle; export ORACLE_BASE
    ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/10.1.3/OracleAS_1; export ORACLE_HOME
    ORACLE_TERM=xterm; export ORACLE_TERM
    PATH=/usr/sbin:$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH
    PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/dcm/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin; export PATH
    PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin; export PATH

    if [ $USER = "oracle" ]; then
    if [ $SHELL = "/bin/ksh" ]; then
    ulimit -p 16384
    ulimit -n 65536
    ulimit -u 16384 -n 65536

    PS1="`hostname`> "
    set -o emacs
    set filec

    • To bypass the required-only RedHat versions add to /etc/redhat-release file:
    • redhat-Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4

    • Begin the installation:

    cd /u01/app/oracle/software/oas/as_linux_x86_101320_disk1

    //installer parameters: -executeSysPrereqs, -ignoreSysPrereqs

    Step 1 (specify installation directory and installation mode):

    • Enter Installation Directory:
    • Select Advanced Installation
    • Click Yes when prompted for advanced installation switch

    Step 2 (specify inventory directories and credentials):

    • Enter inventory directory:
    • Specify OS group name:

    Step 3 (pop-up message):

    • Open a terminal as root and execute when prompted by installer:
      umask 022
      cd /u01/app/oracle/oraInventory
    • Continue with installer

    Step 4 (installation type selection):

    • Select the install type “Oracle HTTP Server and Web Server”

    Step 5 (Prerequisite Checks):

    • check to see whether the check pass or fail:
      if fails on recommended packs: 

      • openmotif21
      • compat-db
      • gnome-libs
      • xscreensaver

      Try: select the failed checkbox and continue with install

    Step 6 (specify ports):

    • leave as-is

    Step 7 (specify instance name):

    • specify instance name:
    • set the oc4jadmin pass:
    • specify the oc4j home instance name:
      home (default)

    Step 8 (cluster topology):

    • Skip

    Step 8-9 (installing, message):

    • Monitor install
    • When prompted with pop-up message:unmask 022
      cd /u01/app/oracle/product/as/10.1.3
      Note: provides default choices if paths prompted
    • if you receive an error – not finding a lib “error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”, try this:ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

    Post Install:

    • May need to execute ./opmnctl startall to bring up HTTP and OC4J
    • Access server welcome page at http://[full-qual-machine-name]:7777
    • Access server manager at http://[full-qual-machine-name]:7777/em
    • Access web context page at http://[full-qual-machine-name]:7777/