Install Oracle Forms 11gr2 on OEL 6

The aim of this post isn´t write a complete guide about the installation process.
There are a good tutorials in internet and oficial doc is very clear
I will write about some important things that you should keep in mind before the installation.

  • Install a correct JDK

7.0.13 is a good option.OpenJDK can be good for Weblogic but not for Forms

rpm -ivh jdk-7u13-linux-x64.rpm

Register your JDKs for alternatives and change the current java version

/usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_71/bin/java 17071
# /usr/sbin/alternatives --config java
  • Configure your etc/hosts with your correct name
10.0.2.15   forms forms.formsdomain
127.0.0.1   forms forms.formsdomain

if you want to know the domain and host name you can try run this comannd

echo `uname -n`.`awk '/^domain/ {print $2}' /etc/resolv.conf`

It´s important have a IP and not init the installation without IP

  • Increase the tmp size in /etc/fstab until 6GB
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nodev,nosuid,size=6000m