Install JDeveloper on OEL 6

If while you are try to install JDeveloper in Linux you get the next error.

  • /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
    yum install glibc.i686

The installer is not able to launch wizard in GUI mode

try to install

  • yum install libXtst-devel libXrender-devel kernel-devel libXtst-devel.i686

Tips After installation Oracle Forms 11gr2 on OEL 6

Some problems you can find are:

  • “FRM-10142- The HTTP listener is not working in mypc at port 9001. Please start the Listener or check your runtime setting”

Remember you must have WebLogic running:
/WLS_PATH/user_projects/domains/base_domain/startWebLogic.sh

  • To configure the browser you can set your prefered browser in Edit –> Preferences–>Runtime –>Web Browser Location   /usr/bin/firefox
  • For running forms 11g in browser you need a JRE plugin.If you have a newer version than 1.6.0_12 you can change the jpi version in formsweb.cfg file

Find the jpi-version reference:
jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_12
and remove version:
jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet

Forms Builder doesn´t launch on OEL 6

When attempting to launch Forms Builder using the command frmbld.sh in $INSTANCE_HOME/bin/, the following error message can be displayed:

error while loading shared libraries: libXm.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

check that you have installed openmotif and openmotif22

yum install openmotif -y
yum install openmotif22 -y

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