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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: how to configure oracle db on cygwin

    Hi,
    This is a query regarding how can i have my oracle database which is on windows xp get connected to cygwin...i have set $ORACLE_HOME & SID in cygwin, still not able to have db on this unix emulator..and when I look at the registry, I see ORACLE_HOME referred to as C:\ORACLE.

    In cygwin my path variable is showing as

    PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/cygdrive/c/oracle/ora92/bin:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Oracle/jre/1.3.1/bin:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Oracle/jre/1.1.8/bin:/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32:/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS:/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/System32/Wbem


    please tell me what am doing wrong , how to configure oracle for cygwin..as this is just a emulator of unix on windows , when i set $oracle_home inj cygwin, does it mean i would be having multiple oracle_home? am bit new to oracle, so pls help...

    Thanks a lot...

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    I have never seen nor heard of anyone installing Oracle under Cygwin.
    I suggest that you use Oracle VM & ORACLE Enterprise Linux instead
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    Thanks for replying...so this means i would not be able to create any database objects in oracle using cygwin?

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    >so this means i would not be able to create any database objects in oracle using cygwin?
    you won't know for sure until you try it.
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
    The average person thinks he's above average!
    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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    hmm..will keeptrying..and what about what i asked about $oracle_home then..right now it is C:/oracle as oracle is installed on windows....
    i think until i change my path variable in cygwin i wont be able to connect to oracle should i post this query in unix thread too here..when i google info about this, i found sum other guys too trying to do what am doing & few of them were able to but dont know how..anyways thanks for the help !

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    I have used Cygwin in the distant past to have access to utilities like grep & such.
    I wonder why you just don't install Oracle for Windows & be done with it.
    Why are you obsessed with involving Cygwin & Oracle together?
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
    The average person thinks he's above average!
    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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