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    Oracle DB 8i on Slackware

    I am running Slackware 10 on my web server, and I use mySQL as the DB server. Now, though, I am taking a Oracle DB class, and I would like to setup an Oracle DB on my server, just to do the assignments and such for the class. Is there a way to get an Oracle DB for free? I looked on their website and they have Oracle 10g for download, but it only works on Red Hat or SuSE Is there any way to get Oracle DB on slackware? I am very new to the DB system subject, so please exuse if this questions sounds stupid. I am not even sure If I need to pay for Oracle.

    Thanks for any help,

    - Bogdan

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    Linux Enthusiast carlosponti's Avatar
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    on the 8i version they used to not have a specific Distro they limited to just that you have an intel CPU it would seem 10g is different. you might download the installation steps and look to see if there are not any distro specific steps if so you can get help here to modify those steps for slackware.
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    I think your biggest problem is goingto be to find a copy of version 8. Oracle's web lonly lists 9i as the oldest avalible version for download
    But if your class is using ver8 then your teacher must have a copy.

    Take a look at this doc also from Oracle's web site -
    it's about ver8 and lists slackware (ver7) as a possible OS to install on.

    And here's a doc from O'Reilly Linux Devcenter that I used to install Oracle 9 on RedHat 9 .

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