Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Improvements for OpenACS Oracle install docs

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
It does not appear to always be necessary. At least, last time I installed OpenACS on Linux (on Debian 3.0), I definitely set LD_ASSUME_KERNEL during the Oracle install but not at any other time. OpenACS 4.6.x seemed to install fine. I haven't specifically checked, but I wasn't aware of any errors like those Jerry reported.

I also vaguely recall various older posts saying that you should only need LD_ASSUME_KERNEL during Oracle install, not at AOLserver runtime. But, I don't really know. Sounds like there may be a difference between Linux distributions here. I also don't know if there are any drawbacks to setting LD_ASSUME_KERNEL when you don't need it, either.

Posted by Vinod Kurup on
I'm also unaware of the drawbacks of LD_ASSUME_KERNEL, but it's definitely in the latest docs, both in the Oracle install section and in the nsd-oracle script which sets up environment variables.