[nycbug-talk] Oracle 10g on FreeBSD 6.0

Marc Spitzer mspitzer
Fri Dec 2 17:16:54 EST 2005

On 12/2/05, Jerry B. Altzman <jbaltz at 3phasecomputing.com> wrote:
> On 11/30/2005 1:56 PM, Okan Demirmen wrote:
> > On Wed 2005.11.30 at 13:49 -0500, Anthony Elizondo wrote:
> >>I don't believe there is a good how-to for installing Oracle 10g on
> >>FreeBSD 6.0. I will venture to make one.
> > if this exercise is for educational purposes, go for it. however, for
> > anything that you ever so slightly care about, i would advise against
> > oracle+freebsd, or heck oracle+linux on most days.
> Oracle+linux is at least *supported* by Oracle -- they'll help you get
> it running. Oracle+FreeBSD is "you're on your own".

getting it running is not what scares me so much as *keeping* it
running.  The last thing I ever want to hear is, from any vendor, is
"Please put your box in a supported configuration so that we can start
to work on why your ecommerce site is down during Christmas shopping
season" etc.  To knowingly put a client or employer in that position
is wrong pure and simple, yes even if they agree and want to do it we
should know better.

"We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to
form into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that
we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and a wonderful method it
can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion,
inefficiency and demoralization."
-Gaius Petronius, 1st Century AD

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