Package Details: oracle-instantclient-basic

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Package Base: oracle-instantclient-basic
Description: Light replacement for the Oracle client (files to run OCI, OCCI and JDBC-OCI programs)
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Licenses: custom:OTN
Replaces: instantclient-basic, instantclient-basiclite
Submitter: Malvineous
Maintainer: Malvineous
Last Packager: Malvineous
Votes: 25
Popularity: 0.331966
First Submitted: 2012-03-21 03:58
Last Updated: 2019-04-26 01:33

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Malvineous commented on 2019-04-26 08:31

You don't need to wait for me, just change the version numbers and update the checksums and off you go. Parameters are difficult because of the checksums.

If you want older versions, just grab the older AUR versions from the "View Changes" link in the upper right of the page, under the "Package Actions" heading.

pocelka commented on 2019-04-26 06:40

Isn't it possible to do some parametrization to the package? i.e to have some input parameter or something where you could specify which version you want to install?

I guess there might be some people who would need older versions of instant client. And also if new version is available we would not need to wait for you :)

Malvineous commented on 2019-04-26 01:38

Wow Oracle is wasting no time releasing x86_64 versions - updated to 19.3 now

Malvineous commented on 2019-04-26 01:00

Sorry for the delay updating to 18.5, I was waiting for the i686 version to be updated by Oracle as well since this was a dual architecture package, but that version seems to be slow in coming. Instead since the Arch i686 userbase seems to be quite small, I've dropped support for i686 and updated the now x86_64-only packages to 18.5.

Singularity commented on 2018-08-17 16:31

Sorry, I missed that and looked at the _pkgname instead.

Malvineous commented on 2018-08-16 16:24

@Singularity: I'm not sure what you mean? The package name is "oracle-instantclient-basic" and it replaces the older "instantclient-basic" package which did not have the "oracle" prefix in its name.

Singularity commented on 2018-08-16 13:53

You have replaces 'instantclient-basic', which is not needed, as it's the package's name (same with the related packages).

Malvineous commented on 2018-06-18 09:11

@yaute: It can't download automatically due to Oracle's licence agreement. See for your options.

yaute commented on 2018-06-18 08:46

Hello, I cannot install it, I have this error; ... ==> Récupération des sources… -> LICENSE trouvé -> trouvé -> Téléchargement de… ==> ERREUR : Erreur lors du téléchargement de manual:// Abandon…

Sorry it's in french, it cannot dowload


Malvineous commented on 2018-02-14 02:20

listener.ora is for an Oracle server. This is only an Oracle client. It does not listen for incoming database connections.

If you think there is a problem, please install the .zip per Oracle's instructions and advise if that works. The way they suggest to install it (in /opt) is not 'the Linux way', so this package does things differently, to make it work more like every other Linux application/library.

As per the wiki instructions, tnsnames.ora goes into /etc by default. You have to create this file yourself if you want to use it (it is optional) because it lists server names of the databases you want to use and we don't know what they are so we can't install that for you.

If you Google the error code it tells you that ORA-12541 means the Oracle server is down or a firewall is preventing you from connecting (or you are connecting to the wrong server), so it seems your Oracle client install is working fine.