The following guide will show you how we installed Oracle SQL*Plus on CentOS release 6.7 (Final).
First of all we need to download the appropriate files from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/linuxx86-64soft-092277.html.
To access the files you need to click the
Accept License Agreement radio button which means you agree to the ‘OTN Development and Distribution License Agreement for Instant Client‘ and finally you need to be logged in.
To login visit this page https://login.oracle.com/mysso/signon.jsp. If you are not registered yet, you need to create an account with a valid email from here https://profile.oracle.com/myprofile/account/create-account.jspx.
Once you are done with these steps, you need to download two rpm files for the client:
The latest version at the time this document was written was version 22.214.171.124.0 and so we downloaded the following files:
The files were then moved to the server that was to be installed and using an account with administration rights, they were installed using the the
rpm -ivh command:
rpm -ivh oracle-instantclient12.1-basic-126.96.36.199.0-1.x86_64.rpm rpm -ivh oracle-instantclient12.1-sqlplus-188.8.131.52.0-1.x86_64.rpm
In case you placed the two rpm files in a folder by themselves you can install both at the same time using the following command which is version independent:
rpm -ivh oracle-instantclient*.rpm
The packages will be installed in
ls /usr/lib/oracle/ to find the RELEASE number of your installation (in case you are not sure) and copy the path to
client64 folder. In our case it was
/usr/lib/oracle/12.1/client64. We will use this path as the
ORACLE_HOME variable later on.
Following, you need to setup the environment variables for bash.
If you want to set the environment variables in your account only, add the following in your
ORACLE_HOME=/usr/lib/oracle/12.1/client64 PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib export ORACLE_HOME export LD_LIBRARY_PATH export PATH
source ~/.bash_profile to reload your
.bash_profile (alternatively, logout and login again).
If you want to set the environment variables for all users, create a
.sh file in
oracle.sh) and add the content above in that file.
SQL*Plus will be available for use using the
The following example will connect to server with
- IP 192.168.10.1,
- on the SID ASID
- using the user myuser
- and the password pass