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howto: install tora on fedora 12

tora is the "Toolkit for Oracle" and was originally written by the developer of Toad. it is now very much a community driven software project. installing it is no longer the challenge it used to be. Tora is backward compatible from Oracle 11g to oracle 9 due to using the oracle instant client for 11g

i am writing up this article for 2 reasons

  • to add a couple of changes
  • i recently tried to access the original article but had to try several times to get to it and so i decided to reproduce it with my additions

you will first need to download 2 packages

  • tora-2.1.0-1.fc12.remi.x86_64.rpm
  • oracle-instantclient11.1-basic-

as you can see tora is packaged by remi who quite conveniently also has a repo. so if later on you want to keep your tora package updated you can use his repo. note that i am not using his repo and it is not in the scope of this article.

after downloading those 2 files, we can now begin the actual process of installation.

we first of all install the dependencies:

sudo yum -y install qt-devel qscintilla-devel qscintilla

then install the oracle instant client

sudo yum -y localinstall oracle-instantclient11.1-basic- --nogpgcheck

next, add the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to your $USER profile

echo "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/oracle/11.1/client64/lib" >> ~/.bash_profile

OR if you want to add it to your entire system

sudo echo "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/oracle/11.1/client64/lib" >> /etc/bashrc

and finally install tora itsel

sudo yum -y localinstall --nogpgcheck tora-2.1.0-1.fc12.remi.x86_64.rpm

thats it! to start up tora from the command line, just type




instead of downloading tora

you could alternatively use the remi.repo file and do a

sudo yum -y install tora


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