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Re: Apps 11.5.8 and 9i

From: Tanel Poder <>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 18:14:40 -0800
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RE: Apps 11.5.8 and 9iYep, MKS is basically a bunch of unix shell tools for windows, like cygwin32, but you have to pay for it.

Very correct recommendation about setting paths short, I ran into some bugs & problems with 11.5.4 few years ago, when path was too long (>1024 bytes) in windows and some scripts failed to run...

But on Unixes, nothing extra (except JDK) has to be installed.




  MKS makes Windows think it is Unix based. There is a free version ... similar to MKS but another name... that is supposed to be useable, but I have never used it. It lets you use all of the Unix commands, and lets cloning and patching work. Installation also has heartburn if there isn't something somewhere that lets it work unix like in the installation.

  C++ (NOT .net last I saw... it has compatiblity issues) for the relinking of the products and libraries. You might not need it for the install (although it gets real bent if it isn't there) but for adrelink, it is a must. BIG hint here... make the directory name as short as possible in the install (C:\CPP is what ours is). It keeps the path as short as possible, and there can be no spaces in the path, so don't let anything go into "Program Files"

  It is totally way easier if you are on a unix based platform... and the concurrent managers (job scheduling) really don't like being on Windows.

  -----Original Message-----
  Cc: April Wells
  Sent: 9/23/2003 3:44 PM
  Subject: RE: Apps 11.5.8 and 9i
  Importance: High

  April, please enlighten us ignorant SAP folk.

  Why are C++ and MKS required?


          April Wells <>   Sent by:

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  Comes with a Database, Babette... you probably can't use the update... I   would say... $55.93 Oracle Applications 11i Release 9 CD Pack for MS   Windows.

  Do a single tier install and be prepared for one hour install to take   the biggest part of a day... A lot has changed since 10.7 all the way   around.

  Oh, and you will need mks toolkit and Visual C++ compiler (not .net   though) and java...

  April Wells
  Oracle DBA/Oracle Apps DBA
  Corporate Systems
  Amarillo Texas
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  -----Original Message-----
  From:   [ <>]   Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:55 PM   To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L   Subject: RE: Apps 11.5.8 and 9i

  22 CDs huh? Any one know where to get free trial software for Apps?   Anyone want to burn me 22 CDs? Just kidding...

  I haven't work with Financials since 10.7 and feel like I am rapidly   losing my financials skills. I want to set this up at home. I figure I   would use it for my personal accounting (I know overkill) but I need   SOME reason to use it.

  It looks like I can order this from the Oracle store for a nominal   price, however, I need some help in figuring out what to order.

  Based on the URL:
  6>   , Here are the things I think I require:

                  Oracle 9i Database ( CD Pack for MS Windows 
  $0              (downloaded this software previously) 

  $55.93 Oracle Applications 11i Release 9 CD Pack for MS Windows

  $13.93 Oracle Applications 11i Release 9 Update CD Pack for MS windows

  And probably one of (but which one?):

  Does this look right or are there other components I will also need?   Thanks in Advance

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