Install Oracle Multimedia component in 12c database !!!

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In this article, we will see the steps to manually install Oracle Multimedia component in 12c database. You can also install the component using DBCA GUI mode.

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Perform below steps to install Oracle Multimedia component

• Pre-requisites for Oracle Multimedia

Verify whether the below components are installed or not. If not then you need to install the below components first.

 

• Installation Steps for Oracle Multimedia

Use the Perl script catcon.pl to run the Oracle Multimedia installation scripts. The catcon.pl script is in the directory $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin.

1. If you are using a tablespace other than SYSAUX, replace the SYSAUX parameters with the tablespaces you have chosen. The first parameter is the tablespace for Oracle Multimedia; the second parameter is the tablespace for Oracle Spatial and Graph.

2. Run the catim.sql script to install the Oracle Multimedia types and packages.

 

• Verify installed version of Oracle Multimedia

– Login as SYSDBA user and execute below procedure

– Verify that the registry entry for Oracle Multimedia is correct

That’s it, the installation of Oracle Multimedia component is complete.

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Below part is extra information that I would like to share. When executing the catcon.pl script, I faced below error.

If you face above error after running the catcon.pl script then you can set the PATH variable as below as a workaround and again re-execute the command. You need to add the perl executables in the PATH variable as shown below.

$ export PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/perl/bin:$PATH

Now again re-execute the catcon.pl script.

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One Comment so far:

  1. Laura Sallwasser says:

    Thank you for the clear steps. Oracle’s first step, “Use Oracle Universal Installer to install the files that comprise Oracle Multimedia on your system.” , is as vague as it gets. Good to have confirmation that the install is the two perl script calls. Thanks too for the update to PATH – very helpful.

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