Installing Oracle 10.2 on Suse Linux 10.2

When installing Oracle client on Suse Linux 10.2, the installation fails with message –

Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, redhat-4, UnitedLinux-1.0, asianux-1 or asianux-2 Failed <<<<

To complete the install, run installer as ./runInstaller -ignoreSysPrereqs

To run Tora, add the following to your profile file


And create a tnsnames.ora file in your ORACLE_HOME.
This file lists your Oracle services in the following format –



       (ADDRESS_LIST = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = = 1521)))



(Re: Error connecting to an Oracle DB)

If Tora is still not connecting to oracle, try exporting TNS_ADMIN environment variable, pointing to the location of tnsnames.ora file –

export TNS_ADMIN=/usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/client/


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