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oracle-instantclient (5) Versions 0.1.0

Installs the Oracle Instant Client and SQL*Plus

cookbook 'oracle-instantclient', '= 0.1.0'
cookbook 'oracle-instantclient', '= 0.1.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install oracle-instantclient
knife supermarket download oracle-instantclient
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This cookbook is used to configure a system with the Oracle Instant Client and, optionally, SQL*Plus. The primary objective is to let you interact with remote Oracle servers easily.


You must download the RPMs in advance from Oracle yourself and accept the EULA. The RPMs must be placed on a server that can serve it up over HTTP, and you must set the URLs to the Instant Client and SQL*Plus RPMs.


Only tested with:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

and variants (Oracle Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Scientific)


Add the default recipe to your run list. This will install just Instant Client.


  • node['oracle-instantclient']['public-url'] - The URL of where you are hosting the RPMs
  • node['oracle-instantclient']['sqlplus-rpm'] - The filename of the SQL*Plus RPM
  • node['oracle-instantclient']['basic-rpm'] - The filename of the basic Instant Client RPM



The default recipe installs only the basic Instant Client.


The sqlplus recipe will install both the Instant Client and SQL*Plus.


sqlplus (or sqlplus64 if you're on a 64-bit platform) doesn't work out of the box without setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

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Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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