I haven't used these before so I thought I would setup a vmware environment, install it and start plugging away. For the life of me, I couldn't find the install guide for the application server. After I wasted enough time looking I decided to uncompress the software and move forward anyways. It was then that I noticed the docs subfolder under Disk1, which containg an install guide.
The first step of the install is to execute runInstaller and check for pre-reqs:
prompt> mount_point/1012disk1/runInstaller -executeSysPrereqs
The OS, temp and swap space checks passed but failed checking the display:
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors. Failed <<<<
>>>> could not execute auto check for display colors using command
/usr/X11R6/bin/xdpyinfo. Check if the DISPLAY variable is set.
I was local to the box and my display was working properly.. I could also execute xdpyinfo manually and it would work ok. However, a which xdpyinfo turned up that the program resided in a different directory than the one runInstaller was trying to use.
[oracle@localhost Disk1]$ which xdpyinfo
[oracle@localhost bin]$ ln -s /usr/bin/xdpyinfo /usr/X11R6/bin/xdpyinfo
So I created a symbolic link, as you can see above and tried executing runInstaller again. This time everything passed.
Not much of a tip a day... Just wanted to mention that I had started a new job and hopefully the dry spell of posts is over. I was very idle in my previous position (one of the reasons why I left), which made it more difficult to think of stuff to blog. I'll be using some new pieces of software now and we are in the process of implementing a new R12 environment. So I should have alot to talk about soon.