Category Archives: Oracle misc

Finally here: Oracle Instant Client 11gR2 for OS X

See the blog post over at Oracle for details, and be sure to send Christopher Jones an email (via the address in his post) stating you’re an active user of the client. As Christopher mentions in his post, You can really help us justify resources for the OS X bundle if you email me letting […]

Oracle Instant Client on OS X Lion: 32-bit only, for now

Upgrading to OS X Lion? Like using command-line sqlplus? Prepare to roll back.

Grid Control follies: Looking for perl? Oh, it’s over there, in the perlBin.

Ever seen the Grid Control emagent.trc file complain about a missing perlBin property? I hadn’t.

Oracle OpenWorld 2010 recap: Time to get ready for that Fusion Apps upgrade?

Yes, but not quite the way you might think. Here’s why.

Openworld 2010: Gratitude

Good times rarely occur in a vaccuum. Thanks to all the people that made Oracle OpenWorld 2010 a memorable experience for me!

Christmas comes early: SQL Developer Data Modeler now free(r)!

One the eve of Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle sneaks in a licensing change to one of its products. Take off your cynic’s cap, darn it, they just made something free: SQL Developer Data Modeler.

Oracle OpenWorld 2010 planning

Looking ahead to OpenWorld 2010, and coming to terms with the fact that no matter what I do, I’m going to miss out on some interesting content. And sleep. Going to miss out on LOTS of sleep.

Recently relevant (to me) links

A handful of interesting links, while I wait for my mental content logjam to break.

Downloading OTN software using wget

One of my most frequently-visited blog posts is Retrieving Oracle patches with wget. Recently, a commenter asked about using wget to download software from Oracle Technet (OTN). It’s a little more complicated to use wget to download from OTN, because there are cookies involved. This post discusses how to extract the relevant cookies from Firefox and Google Chrome, and use those cookies with wget to retrieve files.

Vancouver Oracle Users Group (VanOUG) meeting set for 9 March

Vancouver Oracle Users Group March 9 2010 meeting announcement