Out of sheer curiosity I had decided at the beginning of the year not to satisfy myself with Oracle Express Edition and started experimenting with Oracle 11g Release 2. It wasn’t long before I got it up and running on Windows systems and was able to administer it with ease thanks to the ample documentation found. The same can be said for installation on Red Hat Linux which is officially supported by Oracle. Being a little bit curious I wanted to test it on my two favorite operating systems, CentOS and Ubuntu.
Well it wasn’t all that easy and there isn’t much documentation for those OSs. I spent a lot of time reading various postings then testing and experimenting myself, documenting all along the way. Finally I managed to get Oracle working for CentOS 5.5, Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 11.04 with good documentation. This will be a continuous work in progress and will plan to keep updating it.
Today I found some time to fix the presentation of the document and decided that it is fine time to share it with the public. So here is the link in the way that I would have loved to have found it on the net: Oracle 11g R2 Guide
As usual all feedback is more than welcome!