Oracle® Database
Release Notes
10g Release 2 (10.2) for Linux on POWER
B25146-02
November 2005
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This document contains the following topics:
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Certification Information
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Raw Devices on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
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Unsupported Products
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Preinstallation Requirements
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ASMLib Package Requirements
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Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Issues
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Other Known Issues
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Documentation Accessibility
1 Certification Information
The latest certification information for Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) is
available on OracleMetaLink at:
http://metalink.oracle.com
Products and Components Not Certified at the Time of This Publication
At the time of this publication, Oracle Cluster File System version 2 is not
certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.
2 Raw Devices on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
When you restart a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 system, raw devices revert to
their original owners and permissions by default. If you are using raw devices
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with this operating system for your Oracle files, for example, for ASM storage or
Oracle Clusterware files, you need to override this default behavior. To do this,
add an entry to the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file for each raw device containing
the chmod and chown commands required to reset them to the required values.
As an example, here are sample entries in a /etc/rc.d/rc.local file that
control the restart behavior of raw devices for two ASM disk files
(/dev/raw/raw6 and /dev/raw/raw7), two Oracle Cluster Registry files
(/dev/raw/raw1 and /dev/raw/raw2), and three Oracle Clusterware voting
disks (/dev/raw/raw3, /dev/raw/raw4, and /dev/raw/raw5):
# ASM
chown oracle:dba /dev/raw/raw6
chown oracle:dba /dev/raw/raw7
chmod 660 /dev/raw/raw6
chmod 660 /dev/raw/raw7
# OCR
chown root:oinstall /dev/raw/raw1
chown root:oinstall /dev/raw/raw2
chmod 660 /dev/raw/raw1
chmod 660 /dev/raw/raw2
# Voting Disks
chown oracle:oinstall /dev/raw/raw3
chown oracle:oinstall /dev/raw/raw4
chown oracle:oinstall /dev/raw/raw5
chmod 644 /dev/raw/raw3
chmod 644 /dev/raw/raw4
chmod 644 /dev/raw/raw5
3 Unsupported Products
The following products are not supported with Oracle Database 10g release
2 (10.2):
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Grid Control Support
Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) can be managed as a target by Grid
Control 10.1.0.4. However, Oracle Database 10g release 2 is not supported by
Grid Control 10.1.0.4 as a repository.
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COBOL
Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) does not support COBOL on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4.0.
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Messaging Gateways with MQseries 5.3
Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) does not support Messaging Gateways
with MQseries 5.3.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4737821.
4 Preinstallation Requirements
Before upgrading to or installing Oracle Database 10g release 2, install the
libaio package.
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5 ASMLib Package Requirements
Install oracleasm-support package version 2.0.1 or later to use ASMLib on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Advanced Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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6 Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Issues
Review the following sections for information about issues that affect Oracle
Database installation, configuration, and upgrade:
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Adding a Node to a Shared Oracle Clusterware Configuration
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Installing Enterprise Security Manager
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extjob Executable Required Directory Permissions
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Modifying a Virtual IP Address Node Application
6.1 Adding a Node to a Shared Oracle Clusterware Configuration
Before running root.sh in the first node of a shared Oracle Clusterware home,
add the following line in the $ORA_CRS_HOME/opmn/conf/ons.config file:
usesharedinstall=true
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4454562.
6.2 Installing Enterprise Security Manager
To install Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), install Oracle Client and choose
the Administrator installation type.
6.3 extjob Executable Required Directory Permissions
To enable the extjob executable to locate required libraries, the
$ORACLE_HOME/lib directory and all of its parent directories must have
execute permissions for group and other.
6.4 Modifying a Virtual IP Address Node Application
When modifying the name, IP address, or netmask of an existing virtual IP
address (VIP) resource, use the following command:
srvctl modify nodeapps
and include the existing interfaces for the VIP in the -A argument. For example:
srvctl modify nodeapps -n mynode1 -A 100.200.300.40/255.255.255.0/eth0
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4500688.
7 Other Known Issues
The following sections contain information about issues related to Oracle
Database 10g and associated products:
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European Language Locale
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Oracle Clusterware Files Issues
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Cluster Verification Utility Issues
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VLM Window Size on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
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Removing Metrics for Wait Classes Removes Them Permanently
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Interim Fix for the IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V7.0 for Linux
Runtime Environment Component
Using the org.w3c.dom.ls Package With IBM JDK 1.4.2
7.1 European Language Locale
If your system uses a European language, then you must not use the UTF-8
locale. For example, if your system uses German, set the LANG and LC_ALL
environment variables to de_DE instead of de_DE.UTF-8.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 3957096.
7.2 Oracle Clusterware Files Issues
The following note applies if you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 and
using raw devices to store the Oracle Cluster Registry (OCR) and the voting disk
for Oracle Clusterware, or using raw devices for Automatic Storage Management
(ASM) database files. For each raw device used for the purposes listed, you must
add two entries in the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file after running the root.sh
script following the installation of Oracle Clusterware.
For each OCR file, the entries should look as follows, where oinstall is the
Oracle install group and /dev/raw/rawn is an individual device file:
chown root:oinstall /dev/raw/rawn
chmod 640 /dev/raw/rawnmar
For each voting disk file, the entries should look as follows, where oracle is the
Oracle user, oinstall is the Oracle install group, and /dev/raw/rawn is an
individual device file:
chown oracle:oinstall /dev/raw/rawn
chmod 644 /dev/raw/rawnmar
For each ASM file, the entries should look as follows, where oracle is the
Oracle user, oinstall is the Oracle install group, and /dev/raw/rawn is an
individual device file:
chown oracle:oinstall /dev/raw/rawn
chmod 660 /dev/raw/rawnmar
7.3 Cluster Verification Utility Issues
This section lists the issues with Cluster Verification Utility on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4.0 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9:
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The preinstallation stage verification checks for Oracle Clusterware and
Oracle Real Applications Clusters and reports missing packages. Ignore the
following missing package and continue with the installation:
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-47.3
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7.4 VLM Window Size on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
To use hugepages or to accommodate the VLM window size on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4.0, you must increase the default maximum size of the
per-process locked memory. To increase the per-process max locked memory
limit, add the following lines to the /etc/security/limits.conf file,
where oracle is the user that administers the database:
oracle soft memlock 3145728
oracle hard memlock 3145728
7.5 Link Error While Running genorasdksh on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4.0
Installing Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2.0.1) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4.0 Update 1 (2.6.9-11.ELsmp) produces a link error during creation of
liborasdkbase.so.10.2. The following error message is thrown:
INFO: gcc:
INFO: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5: No such file or directory
INFO:
INFO: $OH/bin/genorasdksh: Failed to link liborasdkbase.so.10.2
This is because Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) requires Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3.0 libraries (/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5).
Workaround: Install the compatible libraries as follows:
rpm -ql compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-47.3
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4605635.
7.6 Removing Metrics for Wait Classes Removes Them Permanently
Do not remove the key values for the wait class metrics. Doing so removes them
permanently and currently there is no easy way to recover them.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4602952.
7.7 Interim Fix for the IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V7.0 for Linux
Runtime Environment Component
You must apply the interim Fix for the IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V7.0
for Linux Runtime Environment Component after installing IBM XL C/C++
Advanced Edition V7.0 for Linux Runtime Environment Component and XL
Optimization Libraries component from the following link:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2030&context=SSJT9
L&context=SSENT9&context=SSEP5D&dc=D400&dc=D410&dc=D420&dc=D
430&q1=Run-time+Environment+Component&uid=swg24007906&loc=en
_US&cs=utf-8&lang=en
This URL contains information and installation instructions about the interim fix.
All the above installations must to be done before installing Oracle database.
If the interim fix is not available (for example, if update ptf is available) then you
need not apply the interim fix.
This issue is being tracked with Oracle bug 4712830.
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7.8 Using the org.w3c.dom.ls Package With IBM JDK 1.4.2
When using IBM JDK 1.4.2 to build an application that uses the
org.w3c.dom.ls package, the following errors might be thrown:
cannot resolve symbol
symbol : method getConfig ()
location: interface org.w3c.dom.ls.LSParser
Or
cannot resolve symbol
symbol : method getConfig ()
location: interface org.w3c.dom.ls.LSSerializer
To resolve these errors, the application should be built using the
-J-Djava.endorsed.dirs=$ORACLE_HOME/endorsed command line
option of the Java compiler.
For example:
javac -J-Djava.endorsed.dirs=$ORACLE_HOME/endorsed Test.java
Additionally, the application should be run using the
-Djava.endorsed.dirs=$ORACLE_HOME/endorsed command line option
of Java.
For example:
java -Djava.endorsed.dirs=$ORACLE_HOME/endorsed Test
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