Steps to Install Oracle 8.1.7 on RedHat Linux 7.1


You need to have a version of JDK 1.1.8 installed. I used the one from


  1. Install the compat-glibc RPM from RedHat.

  2. Type . /usr/i386-glib21-linux/bin/

  3. Type export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5

  4. Run the installer (called runInstaller in the Oracle install directory).

Note: An error may occur towards the end of the install on ${ORACLE_HOME}/ctx/lib/, to fix this I did the following;

  1. Start a new shell

  2. Type cd ${ORACLE_HOME}/ctx/lib

  3. Type vi

  4. Inser a line at the top of the makefile which sets the ORACLE_HOME to the correct value. (Or set the ORACLE_HOME environment variable to the correct value).

  5. Save the file and close vi

  6. Type make -f

Once the make is complete tell the Oracle install procedure to ignore the error.

Oracle 9i

There are some instructions on installing Oracle 9i EE at written by Werner Puschitz.