I’m assuming that you have a fresh RHE 5 installed on a 64bit VM machine / actual machine, I preferred using a VMWare player image since I wanted to be able to snapshot and role back whenever I wanted to.
Start by knowing what you have on, by typing command
this should yield all the portal products installed on your system, in this scenario I assume that nothing is installed on the system.
the next step should be installing Oracle DB 10g, reduce the SGA size to limit impact on your machine performance.
NLS_lang should be set to american_america.UTF8, if you didnt set correctly you’ll get an ORA12705 error.
Copy the sources to /temp
Create user pin
Start by running ThirdParty*.bin as pin
at this point you need to run .source.me.sh it can be found under “/opt/portal/ThirdParty/”
Make sure to export the java bin to path if not included in the .bashrc
The java home should be the one in the “/opt/portal/Thirdparty/Jre/1.5*”
Install SNMP third party tool as mentioned in the official installation guide.
Source the source.me.sh file from thirdparty folder.
Create db user pin and grant it resource/connect/DBMS_lock/create_session
run 7*Potal_Base_*_opt.bin to install portal base.
Use default ports
I chose to enable partitioning event files to make sure to get real life like system.
After installing it you have to run
at which point I received an error stating that line 7 of code had an issue, just vi the file and add a space after the [ and it’ll work, this is due to the differences between bash and ksh.
settings can be found under /opt/portal/7.3/setup/pin_setup.values