This article is just an English version of another article of mine here. This article will explain briefly how to install Oracle XE 10g R2 on Debian GNU/Linux based distro such as Ubuntu, BlankOn, etc. The easiest way to install Oracle in Ubuntu/BlankOn is using apt-get or Synaptic. But first we have to add a new entry for Oracle repository in /etc/apt/sources.list because Oracle is not included in Ubuntu official repos. Here’s the way to do this step by step:
- Edit repo’s configuration in /etc/apt/sources.list using your favorite editor, in this article I use vim so from a terminal run this command:
- Run apt-get to update your repo’s index, still from terminal run
- Install Oracle XE using apt-get
- Now, we have to configure our new Oracle server by issuing this command from a terminal
- Installation is now finished, we can access Oracle web based interfaced by pointing our browser to http://localhost:8080/apex. Enter ‘system’ (without quote) as username and your password.
- If you enter your username and password correctly, you will log in to the administrator page like this
sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list
and add this line to the end of that file
deb http://oss.oracle.com/debian unstable main non-free
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-xe oracle-xe-client
sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure
Okay, that’s it. Now you have your own Oracle server ready to explore.