Apex installation notes

These are -some of- the notes I made when installing Oracle Apex 4.0.2 in a RedHat Linux environment (scenario 4 of my previous post).

## Mount folder located in filesystem in VM

[ ~]# su - root
[root@a005 ~]# mkdir /mnt/vmshare
[root@a005 ~]# mount -t vboxsf vmshare /mnt/vmshare

## Wat is mounted?

[root@a ~]# mount
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmpfs_t:s0")
/dev/sda3 on /home type ext4 (rw)
/dev/sda5 on /tmp type ext4 (rw)
/dev/sda6 on /var type ext4 (rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /app type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
vmshare on /mnt/vmshare type vboxsf (rw)

## Empty /tmp directory after failed install

[root@a005 ~]# rm -r -f /tmp

## Installation Oracle

sh-4.1$ cd /mnt/vmshare
sh-4.1$ cd database
sh-4.1$ ls
doc install response rpm runInstaller sshsetup stage welcome.html
sh-4.1$ sh runInstaller
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...
Checking Temp space: must be greater than 80 MB. Actual 448 MB Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB. Actual 1999 MB Passed
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors. Actual 16777216 Passed
Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2011-04-10_10-42-53PM. Please wait ...

## Start SQLPLUS + database

export ORACLE_HOME=/app/oracle/product/rdbms/ora11g
export ORACLE_SID=orcl
sqlplus / as sysdba

## Install APEX 4.0

export APEX_HOME=/app/oracle/product/apx/apx40/
mkdir $APEX_HOME
cp -r -f /mnt/vm/Oracle/apex/apex_4.0.2/* /app/oracle/product/apx/apx40/
cd /app/oracle/product/apx/apx40/apex
sqlplus / as sysdba
alter user APEX_040000 account unlock;
alter user APEX_PUBLIC_USER account unlock;
alter user FLOWS_FILES account unlock;
alter user APEX_PUBLIC_USER identified by password;
alter user APEX_PUBLIC_USER account unlock;
sqlplus / as sysdba
@apex_epg_config /app/oracle/product/apx/apx40

Finally Assign ACL’s using the PL/SQL procedure provided in the Oracle installation guide.
… and test your install…

One thought on “Apex installation notes”

  • My best guess is you did not do a commit after enisrting your rows. Your apex session will be a different session from your sqlplus session and thus cannot see these rows till you commit them. To be sure you commited, either do a commit in sqlplus, or open up a second sqlplus session and try to see the rows.My second guess is your apex session is looking at a different data object than your sqlplus session. Thus even though you may have committed the data, your apex session won’t see it because it is looking in the wrong place. Maybe you are logged into a different user or database, or your apex object has a different name.Good luck, Kevin -5Was this answer helpful?

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