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SubjectRe: The naming wars continue...
On 23.10.2004 20:02, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Matthias Schniedermeyer (ms@citd.de) wrote:
> > On 23.10.2004 11:41, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > * Linus Torvalds (torvalds@osdl.org) wrote:
> > > > However, for some reason four numbers just looks visually too obnoxious to
> > >
> > > I agree, four numbers is *very* obnoxious, I mean, really, if for no
> > > other reason than *Oracle* uses four numbers. :)
> >
> > Actually Oracle uses (or at least displays) 5 numbers. :-)
> >
> > e.g. The version currently in use where i work: 9.2.0.5.0
>
> Eh, their directory structure is (or at least, was last I checked) based
> off of four numbers.
>
> ie: /oracle/9.2.0.1

The directory is a "user-supplied" value. AFAIR (last time i installed
an oracle-client myself is about 2 years ago (i never had to install a
server)) the "default" is/was something like: /oracle/OraHome1

My DBA collegues use a default of first 3 numbers without delimiters
ie: /server/oracle/920

When i connect to a server with sqlplus i get this:

- snip -
Connected to:
Oracle9i Release 9.2.0.5.0 - 64bit Production
JServer Release 9.2.0.5.0 - Production
- snip -

Oracle shows 5 numbers.




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