EnterpriseDB: What's in the Install Package
Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting
install packages for the various platforms are very similar. All
platforms include a readme file, the binary installation executable and
a PDF file with some EnterpriseDB Network installation instructions. As
mentioned above, the Linux installation package also includes the pre-Install.sh
The Windows binary
installation package ends in an "EXE" extension. You must have administration
privileges to install EnterpriseDB. Just double click the executable to run it.
In Linux, the
binary installation package ends in a "bin" extension. You must have
administration privileges to install EnterpriseDB. In the Kubuntu distribution
of Linux, I used sudo.
package will create a new, unprivileged user. This user will be used to start
and stop the database and perform other administrative functions. During the
install, you can choose to use an already existing user but it must not be a
You can download
the installation package without being registered for the EnterpriseDB Network.
However, to install the entire package you must be registered. As registration
is painless and free, I would recommend that you register before starting the
Once you have
extracted the installation binary from the archive, run the program. You must
run the installation as an administrative user. That means you must have root
access in Linux or be a machine administrator in Windows.
program is Java based. The screens are nearly identical on the various OS
platforms with a few minor variations between Windows and Linux. Depending on
your hardware, it may take a minute or two to see a screen when you first launch
When the installer
welcome screen pops up, Figure 2.1, you will see the version of the software
that you are installing. Press the next button.
EnterpriseDB Welcome to Install
To continue the
installation process, you must accept the EnterpriseDB Software License, Figure
2.2. Nothing earth shattering here. This is the normal legalese that comes
with all software, open source or otherwise.
As I am not a
lawyer, I will just say that you should read it and if you agree, select the "I
accept" radio button and hit the next button.
be installed with a "Redwood" flavor or a "PostgreSQL" flavor, Figure 2.3.
Redwood is a reference to
California, the home of Oracle Corporation.
This is an excerpt
from the book "EnterpriseDB: The Definitive Reference" by Rampant TechPress.