Oracle client, ODBC drivers, cpio, and oracle installer? - 07-29-2003 , 11:57 AM
First let me say, I know nothing about oracle, sql, programming, and
very little Unix.
I have a user running Windows 2000 sp2. We are installing an app that
connects to a database server using oracle...I think.
I have installed the same app on multiple machines with the same set
up as this particular user without trouble. The app has been built
using windows installer technology and attempts to connect to the
database during the install. I get a oracle connection error halfway
throught the install and the install aborts.
I decided that I should try and re-install the oracle client and
started doing some looking around on the oracle site. I have given up
trying to fix this users issue temporarily but have not been able to
get a grasp on all the downloads on the oracle site or how to use some
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
1. I downloaded oracle lite 9.1 and extracted it to my windows 2000
machine. From the extension I realize that I need to use cpio to
extract the necessary file. The problem is that I download cpio and
now need to "compile" it to run on my machine and have no idea how to
I have 63 files from the cpio download with cryptic instructions for
compiling the program, which looks like it is written in "c". The
instructions look like that are meant for Unix and do not work on my
What do I need to do to extract the olite_50200_aix5l.cpio file? Once
I extract it, will it be something I can use to re-install the oracle
client?, or will it be more cryptic instructions.
2. I gave up after several hours of reading the text files in the cpio
documentation and decided to simply try downloading the odbc drivers,
since there was some secondary error message referring to the odbc
drivers during the app install. I downloaded the odbc drivers and
extracted them only to get to a point where I am told to install them
using the "oracle installer".
What is the oracle installer, where can I get it (which download), and
will I be able to use it?
This doesn't seem like it should bee this difficult. I understand that
I am not a database programmer and have no desire to become one, but I
should be able to find enough information to understand the client
side of the database scenario using oracle, and also have clear
downloads for client side software...right?
Re: Oracle client, ODBC drivers, cpio, and oracle installer? - 07-30-2003 , 01:59 PM
TurkBear <john.greco (AT) dot (DOT) state.mn.us> wrote
What do i download?
Database, Application server, Oracle Collaboration Suite, Oracle9i
Lite, Oracle9i Personal, or what???