Oracle client for OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by yg17, Aug 23, 2006.

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    yg17

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    I'm taking a database admin class, and of course, as usual, the school doesn't give a flying f**k about Mac users. So, does anyone know of an Oracle DB client? Don't need the server, they provide that, but I need a client (command line-ish. Gotta write my own queries, no nice GUI unfortinately)

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    I may be misreading your post, but if you're happy with just a command-line then why not install the 10g database on your mac and use sqlplus from the terminal window.
     
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    Unless I downloaded the wrong one, it says its only supported on OSX server
     
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    Correct, it's only supported on the server, but it installs and runs just fine on a mac with Panther or higher. I had it running very nicely on my powerbook G4 under Panther, isqlplus, dbca, em the whole lot. I've had some minor troubles installing it under Tiger since, but I was going to give that another go today. There's a few blogs lying around that point you in the right direction, but I found this site the most helpful:

    http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/rohrer_macosx_10g.html

    Best of luck, it's not for the feint hearted, but neither's oracle.
     
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    So I got it all installed and connected and it's actually a really nice application. Something Oracle has needed for years!
     

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