Install Oracle XE on Ubuntu

February 4th, 2012 | Tags: ,

Steps to install Oracle Express Edition (XE) database 10g on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric).

  1. Download the Oracle XE deb package (free registration is required).
  2. Double click the downloaded file and select to install it.
  3. In terminal run sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure.
  4. You will be prompted to enter the following parameters: HTTP port number, database listener port number, SYSTEM and SYS database accounts password and whether the service should be started upon boot.
  5. Thereafter the configuration might take a few minutes. That’s it. To start the service in the future run sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe start and to stop sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe stop.
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