on oraenv and more

first clients upgrading to 10gr2 this week.

a few problems...

mostly to do with environmental settings.

which brings me to this week's rant:

once again I see *n*x sites out there with their own home-baked "oraenv" or .profile replacement.

folks, dudes:

I know you're all very good and gifted shell scripters. but LEAVE "oraenv" ALONE, for chrissakes!!! by all means add custom code AT THE END of it, where it is indicated. but DO NOT MESS with the rest of the script!

there IS a reason why Oracle set it that way and that reason is partly to have it work together with /etc/oratab or whatever it's called in your quaint Solaris world.
just do NOT mess with it! it is upsetting beyond pain, to have to correct moronic errors with incorrectly set environments.

just because some idiot decided that $ORACLE_HOME/bin should be at the start instead of at the end of $PATH, we lost quite a bit of time trying to figure out why oraenv was not working properly when changing between 9ir2 and 10gr2 instances in the same machine.

no wonder! we weren't running the correct oraenv for starters...

other than these anoying traps, nothing major. a few 7445 errors in testing here and there, all apparently fixed in and with patches available anyway. I wonder how these basic bugs can still be showing 4 years after initial release if 10g is such a widespread use release? (obviously: NOT!...)


continued to test my new scanner. first 6x7 images are through and simply blew my socks off. I'll have to post them somewhere, somehow: they are just way too large for normal monitors at 5500X4500!

mind-blowing detail and sharpness: almost makes me feel like ditching the 35mm gear on the spot, when I see this kind of result...

still waiting for KEH to replace the wrong focusing screen they sent me, a month ago. yeah, buying online has its disadvantages when idiotic staff mess it up...

Sover Wong has once again done a miracle with the F2 body I recently sent him: 1/4 stop exposure precision from a manual shutter, at ALL speeds?
the man is a GENIUS, I tell you!

ah well: Xmas lights are on and it's time for me to go outside and enjoy them with the folks who walk by every once in a while.



Blogger Joel Garry said...

Friday, December 01, 2006 12:33:00 pm  
Blogger Noons said...

Nice! I've got to start scanning my u/w stuff!

Friday, December 01, 2006 9:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Murphy Chan said...

Hi Nuno,

I am getting the same problem that you mention, however i have no idea what is the solution that you use to remedy it.

Can you email me the info? murphyckf@gmail.com

Thank you in advance

Friday, July 23, 2010 9:04:00 pm  
Blogger Noons said...

Glad to know it's all fixed.

Monday, August 23, 2010 6:58:00 pm  

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