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Verifying a Virtual X-Server (Xvfb) Setup

Thu, 2007-07-05 17:52
With E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12, an X-Server display is required for correct configuration. The application framework uses this for generating dynamic images, graphs, etc. It is also needed by reports produced in bit-map format. Note that for functionality using Java technology, the “headless” support feature can be implemented (requires J2SE 1.4.2 or higher). However, reports

RDBMS CPU Patch 5901881 Gotcha

Tue, 2007-06-26 09:08
I recently ran across this issue while applying the RDBMS CPU patch (5901881) for version start off with a little background information:ORACLE_HOME - /opt/oracle/testdb/10.2.0Operating System - HP-UX 11.11Installation - cloned from another ORACLE_HOMEOPatch returned the following error to me while applying patch 5901881:INFO:Running make for target libnmemso INFO:Start invoking 'make

Database Growth and Solutions Part III

Tue, 2007-06-26 09:06
Well this is our final in the series on Database Growth and Solutions for that growth. Today with focus on Database Archiving and Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM).Database ArchivingDatabase archiving provides the ability to archive data that is seldom accessed off to various storage options while retaining the ability to easily access that data and ensuring referential integrity as well as

Recompiling executables results in "undefined reference to `__pure_virtual' "

Tue, 2007-06-26 07:59
In a recent upgrade from 11.5.9 to, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, I ran into a problem where certain executables were not compiling. As it turned out, the executables (ENCACN, WICDOL, WICMEX, WICMLX) were all compiled with g++.This was our 3rd iteration of the upgrade and this behavior had not been observed in prior upgrades. The difference between interation #2 and iteration #3 was

Fun with Linux Filesystem Labels

Mon, 2007-06-25 09:42
Most things in life involve a little Give and Take, and filesystems in Linux are certainly no exception.On the Give side of the equation Linux offers the ability to identify a filesystem not only by its traditional device file name, such as /dev/sde1, but also by a unique label that you can apply to the filesystem. On the Take side, if you've ever supported a Linux system attached to SAN storage