Setting Up Oracle SQLPlus in Ubuntu

Man, what a pain. Why is everything "oracle" hard under Linux? Here's how to install Oracle's SQLPlus under Ubuntu:
Linux SQL Plus

  • Go to the Oracle Download Page
  • download
  • download
  • download tnsnames.ora (~/bin/oracle perhaps).
  • sudo apt-get install libaio1
  • Make sure LD_LIBRARY_PATH includes "." (perhaps ~/.kde/Autostart/startupScript)

To Run:
cd ~/bin/oracle/
./sqlplus username/password@

(Escape special characters in the password)

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