Installing Oracle : Failed dependency :glibc-common = is needed by

Posted on 2004-11-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Hello I have been always a user of Unix and Oracle throughout my carrier(Bioinformatician)..( Please help me to climb the ladder)

I am trying to understand/learn Oracle ...for which I am trying to install Oracle on my lap top
Red Hat Linux 9.

I am trying to follow the instructions given in a online tutorial.

I tried to install the required libraries that he mentions in the tutorial.I am having a tough time though
Especially the "glibc" that he mentions.I tried to install the glibc mentioned from this site

But I am having a problem installing the rpm

rpm -i
error: Failed dependencies:
        glibc-common = is needed by

Please help me on this.I would really appreciat e your help on this

Question by:micro_learner
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    Accepted Solution

    I think it's saying that the glibc-common rpm needs to be installed first (or at the same time - I'm not familiar with rpm) is availablle from the site where you downloaded
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    Expert Comment

    Oh, and the installing oracle "howto" at
    says that is needed as well; So save going back and forth, it may be worth downloading the other glibc & the ncsd rpms at the same time.
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    Assisted Solution

    This question should post in the Linux TA, let's see what we can do to help you.

    You need to install all the required packages/tools before installing oracle,
    print the following installation instructions doc, try to do the installation again:

    another good installation doc:

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