Jun 21, 2011

Installing Oracle 11g in an OpenIndiana Zone

For the Installer of Oracle X11 is necessary.

Beside the installation of a zone and adding the xauth-Package to allow X11-Forwarding in ssh, the Oracle Installer requires the motif library libXm

To get the installer up and running just install motif in the zone:


pkg install motif
pkg install xauth
pkg install developer/object-file


For the GUI-Installer of oracle I set the LANG to de_AT.UTF-8 because of
the following error:

ERROR: Unable to convert from "UTF-8" to "646" for NLS!


I had to install locale/de-extra

After this, the runInstaller from Oracle database worked.

For detailed installation instructions look here.