Install 10.2.0.1 – the base release – of Oracle and deselect the various Enterprise Edition Options – these cost money and we don’t like that, especially if we don’t use them.
Patching to 10.2.0.5 (in my installation – it could be different with previous versions) silently adds OLAP, Data Mining etc back into the mix. Not good – especially if/when Oracle decide to audit your licenses. You pay for what you install whether used or not.
So, to remedy the problem, do this:
make -f ins_rdbms.mk olap_off rat_off rac_off dm_off sdo_off ioracle
You may see an error telling you that SDO can’t be turned off. That’s fine, at least we tried! The various options are:
- olap_off = OLAP
- rat_off = Real Application Testing
- rac_off = Real Application Cluster
- dm_off = Data Mining
- sdo_off = Spatial
There are others in the make file, but these are the ones I’m mostly interested in not having!