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How to Install oracle-database-preinstall-19c Group Package

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oracle-database-preinstall-19c

The fastest way to fulfill the package requirement for Oralce database 19c installation prerequisites on Solaris 11 is to install a group package called oracle-database-preinstall-19c.

In this post, we'll introduce that how we install oracle-database-preinstall-19c in our solaris server.

Internet Access

First of all, make sure that your internet connection is viable.

root@solaris-11-4:~# nslookup pkg.oracle.com
Server:         8.8.8.8
Address:        8.8.8.8#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   pkg.oracle.com
Address: 147.154.27.196

Check if Installed

We need to know whether the package has been installed or not.

root@solaris-11-4:~# pkg list oracle-database-preinstall-19c

pkg list: no packages matching the following patterns are installed:
  oracle-database-preinstall-19c

OK, we have not installed it before. Next, let's check what version we'll have?

root@solaris-11-4:~# pkg refresh
root@solaris-11-4:~# pkg info -r oracle-database-preinstall-19c
          Name: group/prerequisite/oracle/oracle-database-preinstall-19c
       Summary: Prerequisite package for Oracle Database 19c
   Description: Provides the set of Oracle Solaris packages required for
                installation and operation of Oracle Database 19c.
      Category: Meta Packages/Group Packages
         State: Not installed
     Publisher: solaris
       Version: 11.4
        Branch: 11.4.42.0.0.111.0
Packaging Date: Fri Dec 03 16:43:12 2021
          Size: 2.52 kB
          FMRI: pkg://solaris/group/prerequisite/oracle/oracle-database-preinstall-19c@11.4-11.4.42.0.0.111.0:20211203T164312Z

Perform a Trial run

To see any error before actually installing it, we can do a verification.

root@solaris-11-4:~# pkg install -n oracle-database-preinstall-19c
           Packages to install: 24
            Services to change:  4
       Create boot environment: No
Create backup boot environment: No

Install oracle-database-preinstall-19c

If there's nothing wrong, we can safely install it.

root@solaris-11-4:~# pkg install oracle-database-preinstall-19c
           Packages to install: 24
            Services to change:  4
       Create boot environment: No
Create backup boot environment: No

DOWNLOAD                                PKGS         FILES    XFER (MB)   SPEED
Completed                              24/24       486/486  103.9/103.9  804k/s

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Installing new actions                     1212/1212
Updating package state database                 Done
Updating package cache                           0/0
Updating image state                            Done
Creating fast lookup database                   Done
Updating package cache                           1/1

Check Installed Status

To see what version we have installed, we may inspect the package.

root@solaris-11-4:~# pkg list oracle-database-preinstall-19c
NAME (PUBLISHER)                                  VERSION                    IFO
group/prerequisite/oracle/oracle-database-preinstall-19c 11.4-11.4.42.0.0.111.0     i--
root@solaris-11-4:~# pkg info oracle-database-preinstall-19c
             Name: group/prerequisite/oracle/oracle-database-preinstall-19c
          Summary: Prerequisite package for Oracle Database 19c
      Description: Provides the set of Oracle Solaris packages required for
                   installation and operation of Oracle Database 19c.
         Category: Meta Packages/Group Packages
            State: Installed
        Publisher: solaris
          Version: 11.4
           Branch: 11.4.42.0.0.111.0
   Packaging Date: Fri Dec 03 16:43:12 2021
Last Install Time: Wed Dec 28 20:15:21 2022
             Size: 2.52 kB
             FMRI: pkg://solaris/group/prerequisite/oracle/oracle-database-preinstall-19c@11.4-11.4.42.0.0.111.0:20211203T164312Z

List Installed Dependent Packages

To see what actual packages we have installed, we may use the following command to list all dependent packages of oracle-database-preinstall-19c.

root@solaris-11-4:~# pkg contents -ro type,fmri -t depend oracle-database-preinstall-19c
TYPE        FMRI
conditional pkg:/service/oracle-rdbms-stats
group       pkg:/system/font/truetype/arphic-uming
group       pkg:/system/font/truetype/hanyang-ko-core
group       pkg:/system/font/truetype/ipafont
group       pkg:/system/header
group       pkg:/system/kernel/oracka
group       pkg:/system/picl
group       pkg:/x11/diagnostic/x11-info-clients
group       pkg:/x11/library/libxi
group       pkg:/x11/library/libxtst
group       pkg:/x11/session/xauth
require     pkg:/compress/unzip
require     pkg:/developer/assembler
require     pkg:/developer/build/make
require     pkg:/system/dtrace
require     pkg:/system/library/openmp

Done.

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