Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Installing Oracle 8.1.7 on RedHat 7.2

Posted by Janine Ohmer on
Yes, it does, in fact that's how I always do it (install the patch before creating a database).

Note that you may have to reinstall the glibc patch after installing patches.  I believe that this just relinks everything, rather than actually replacing patched files, though I admit I can't say for sure.  It hasn't caused me any trouble. If you start getting the dreaded ORA-3113 "end of communication channel" error, there's a good chance that you need to reinstall the glibc patch.