I would like to install Oracle database on OS X MacBook

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I have looked in the Oracle Technet site for a version of Oracle suitable for OS X.  I downloaded Oracle 10.2.0.4.0 because it said that it was compatible with Mac OS X.  However, when I attempted to install the application, nothing happened.  Upon closer look, the documentation seem to point to Max OS X server.  Is there a version I can install on a MacBook running OS Snow Leopard.

TIA

 



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  • JavierS
    First of all thank you for the help. You got me closer to where I want to be. I still am not able to install the database. There was an error that caused the installer to fail. Here is the last portion of the log file. "INFO: make -f /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/rdbms/lib/ins_rdbms.mk ihsodbc LIBDIR=lib32 LDFLAGS='-m32 -o $@ $(LDPATHFLAG)$(PRODLIBHOME) $(LDPATHFLAG)$(LIBHOME) ' INFO: INFO: - Linking hsodbc agent INFO: rm -f /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/rdbms/lib/hsodbc INFO: gcc -m32 -o /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/rdbms/lib/hsodbc -L/Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/rdbms/lib32/ -L/Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/lib32/ /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/hs/lib32/hsodbc.o /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/rdbms/lib32/defopt.o /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/rdbms/lib32/homts.o -L/Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/lib32/ -lnavhoa -lhsnav -lhsbase -lagent10 -lclntsh -lpls10 -lplp10 -lsnls10 -lnls10 -lcore10 -lsnls10 -lnls10 -lcore10 -lsnls10 -lnls10 -lxml10 INFO: -lcore10 -lunls10 -lsnls10 -lnls10 -lcore10 -lnls10 `cat /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/lib32/ldflags` -lnsslb10 -lncrypt10 -lnsgr10 -lnzjs10 -ln10 -lnnz10 -lnl10 -lnro10 `cat /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/lib32/ldflags` -lnsslb10 -lncrypt10 -lnsgr10 -lnzjs10 -ln10 -lnnz10 -lnl10 `cat /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/lib32/sysliblist` -L/Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/lib -lm `cat /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/lib32/sysliblist` -L/Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/lib -lm -lvsn10 INFO: i686-apple-darwin10-gcc-4.2.1: /Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/hs/lib32/hsodbc.o: No such file or directory INFO: make[1]: *** [/Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/rdbms/lib/hsodbc] Error 1 INFO: make: *** [ihsodbc32] Error 2 INFO: End output from spawned process. INFO: ---------------------------------- INFO: Exception thrown from action: make Exception Name: MakefileException Exception String: Error in invoking target 'all_no_orcl ipc_g ihsodbc32' of makefile '/Users/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/rdbms/lib/ins_rdbms.mk'. See '/Users/oraInventory/logs/installActions2010-03-26_04-19-58PM.log' for details. Exception Severity: 1" Thanks again for your help.
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  • carlosdl
    Well, I have never tried that installation, so I guess I won't be able to help you further. It seems that the problem is occurring in the linking step. Did you try this ? "Snow Leopard update 14-Sep-09: If you get Error in invoking target ‘all_no_orcl ipc_g ihsodbc32 error during linking then edit file $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib/ins_rdbms.mk (without exiting installer – just switch to the terminal) and comment out line with $(HSODBC_LINKLINE) — just place hash # in front. Then switch back to the error in the installer and click “Retry”. I picked it up from Raimonds Simanovskis’s post — thanks a bunch." (also from the same Alex Gorbachev's article)
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  • JavierS
    I followed your instructions and commented out the line. I still get the same error and can't continue the installation. Thanks again for your help.
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  • JavierS
    Update, I was able to install the software. I still have a problem however. Even though I selected to install a database along with the software it did not do so. I later tried to run the dbca to create a database instance and the application just terminated with an error "733 bus error" to be exact. I checked for any log files and even though a log file was created the log file was empty. The Mac where I have installed the software is as follows: Mac OS X version 10.6.2, 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. I don't think it is a space issue since I am only using 41 Gigs of the 233 Gig hard drive. TIA Javier
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  • carlosdl
    Hi Javier. I recently read about DBCA similar errors hapenning due to an incorrect java version being used (when more than one version was installed on the machine). Were you able to complete the database creation ?
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  • JavierS
    No, I have not been able to complete the database instance creation. I have all of the latest updates to Snow Leopard. I am basically at a stand still at this point. I have even looked into the possibility of installing Oracle 11g on a Linux box. Just as soon as I get that box running. Javier
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