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Oracle-xe (Express Edition) is a non-free (as in freedom) but gratis version of the world-class relational database management system Oracle RDBMS that can be installed on MEPIS. Although it is a lightweight compared to commercial versions, Oracle-xe is still much more demanding than MySQL or PostgreSQL, so you will need a decent machine to put it on.
Follow these steps to install oracle-xe on MEPIS:
- First add the oracle repository to your sources list. As root, create the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/oracle.list, and put this line in it:
deb http://oss.oracle.com/debian/ unstable main non-free
- Save the file, and update
- Now install oracle-xe and its client. This will install some dependencies as well.
apt-get install oracle-xe oracle-xe-clientNOTE: This is a huge download (around 250 MB). It will probably take a while, depending on your connection.
- After the installation, get to a root Konsole (if you aren't already), and execute:
- This will launch the oracle-xe configuration script. Take the defaults on everything (except the password, of course) unless you have a good reason to use different ports. This should set up the web administration interface on port 8080 and the database interface on port 1521.
- When oracle has finished its configuration, open a browser and direct it to http://localhost:8080/apex (or whatever you set the port to, if you changed it).
- Log in as "sys" with the password you set during configuration.
- Congratulations! You have set up oracle-xe on MEPIS.