Installing Oracle XE on Ubuntu

This is more a note to myself, as I seem to forget this step whenever I am installing Oracle XE on an Ubuntu server.

As well as all the usual suspects (build-essential, linux-header-server, etc), also remember to install:

  • libaio1
  • libaio-dev
  • bc

Either that, or if you feel like downloading a random 200MB, you can install it from the Oracle repositories.

Now excuse me, while I go beat myself over the head for spending hours trying to work out why Oracle wasn't working.

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