Installing Oracle Client In Silent Mode on Linux

In this article I will show how to install Oracle Client 11g, 12c, 18c and 19c in Silent Mode on Linux.

  • Download Software.
  • Prepare response File.
  • Installation

Download Software:

Oracle 11.2.0.3 and 11.2.0.4 Client: You need meta-link Access to down these versions.

Patchset 10404530
Description 11.2.0.3.0 PATCH SET FOR ORACLE DATABASE SERVER

Patchset 13390677
Description 11.2.0.4.0 PATCH SET FOR ORACLE DATABASE SERVER

For Client, download only below heighted file.

Download Required packages/RPM for Oracle Client 32-bit: Download Link

Oracle Database Client 12c: Download Link

Oracle Client 18c: Download Link

Oracle Client 19c: Download Link

Prepare Response File:

Modify following parameter in response file:

[oracle@racnode1 software]$ pwd
/u01/software
[oracle@racnode1 software]$ ls -lrt p13390677_112040_Linux-x86-64_4of7.zip
-rw-r--r--. 1 oracle oinstall 656026876 Oct 21 00:21 p13390677_112040_Linux-x86-64_4of7.zip
[oracle@racnode1 software]$
[oracle@racnode1 software]$ unzip p13390677_112040_Linux-x86-64_4of7.zip

[oracle@racnode1 response]$ pwd
/u01/software/client/response
[oracle@racnode1 response]$ ls -lrt
total 20
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 oracle oinstall  5871 Aug 26  2013 netca.rsp
-rw-r--r--. 1 oracle oinstall 11797 Oct 21 00:41 client_install.rsp

[oracle@racnode1 response]$ cat client_install.rsp
ORACLE_HOSTNAME=racnode1
UNIX_GROUP_NAME=dba
INVENTORY_LOCATION=/u01/app/oraInventory
SELECTED_LANGUAGES=en
ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1
ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle
oracle.install.client.installType=Administrator
oracle.installer.autoupdates.option=SKIP_UPDATES

[oracle@racnode1 client]$ id oracle
uid=54321(oracle) gid=54321(oinstall) groups=54321(oinstall),54322(dba)

Installation:

[oracle@racnode1 client]$ pwd
/u01/software/client
[oracle@racnode1 client]$ ls -lrt
total 48
-rwxr-xr-x.  1 oracle oinstall  3271 Aug 26  2013 runInstaller
drwxr-xr-x.  2 oracle oinstall    47 Aug 26  2013 response
drwxr-xr-x.  4 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2013 install
drwxr-xr-x. 14 oracle oinstall  4096 Aug 26  2013 stage
-rw-r--r--.  1 oracle oinstall 30016 Aug 27  2013 readme.html
-rw-r--r--.  1 oracle oinstall   500 Aug 27  2013 welcome.html

[oracle@racnode1 client]$ ./runInstaller -showProgress -silent -responseFile /u01/software/client/response/client_install.rsp

Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking Temp space: must be greater than 120 MB.   Actual 31711 MB    Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB.   Actual 3070 MB    Passed
Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2020-10-21_12-41-50AM. Please wait ...[oracle@racnode1 client]$ [WARNING] [INS-13014] Target environment do not meet some optional requirements.
   CAUSE: Some of the optional prerequisites are not met. See logs for details. /tmp/OraInstall2020-10-21_12-41-50AM/installActions2020-10-21_12-41-50AM.log
   ACTION: Identify the list of failed prerequisite checks from the log: /tmp/OraInstall2020-10-21_12-41-50AM/installActions2020-10-21_12-41-50AM.log. Then either from the log file or from installation manual find the appropriate configuration to meet the prerequisites and fix it manually.
You can find the log of this install session at:
 /u01/app/oraInventory/logs/installActions2020-10-21_12-41-50AM.log

Prepare in progress.
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Prepare successful.

Copy files in progress.
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Copy files successful.

Link binaries in progress.
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Link binaries successful.
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Setup files in progress.
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Setup files successful.
The installation of Oracle Client 11g was successful.
Please check '/u01/app/oraInventory/logs/silentInstall2020-10-21_12-41-50AM.log' for more details.
..................................................   95% Done.

Execute Root Scripts in progress.

As a root user, execute the following script(s):
        1. /u01/app/oraInventory/orainstRoot.sh


..................................................   100% Done.

Execute Root Scripts successful.
Successfully Setup Software.

[root@racnode1 ~]# /u01/app/oraInventory/orainstRoot.sh
Changing permissions of /u01/app/oraInventory.
Adding read,write permissions for group.
Removing read,write,execute permissions for world.

Changing groupname of /u01/app/oraInventory to dba.
The execution of the script is complete.

[oracle@racnode1 ~]$ export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1
[oracle@racnode1 ~]$ export PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin
[oracle@racnode1 ~]$ sqlplus /nolog

SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.4.0 Production on Wed Oct 21 23:40:12 2020

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