Mohammad Kotb Mohammad Kotb - 4 months ago 46
Linux Question

How to reconfigure Oracle 10g xe on Linux

I have installed Oracle 10g xe from a deb file on linux, and then started to configure it using this terminal command


sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure


but after finishing configuration I forgot the password, so how can I reconfigure it again after reinstallation as now when I use the previous command I receive


Oracle Database 10g Express Edition is already configured


Thanks,

Answer

Oracle creates a system account named oracle. To change password to that account just use

passwd oracle

if you forgot another password from DB then log in as oracle user and use

sqlplus / as sysdba

to change the password for various DB accounts.

To reconfigure change in /etc/default/oracle-xe

CONFIGURE_RUN=true 

to

CONFIGURE_RUN=false

and rerun

sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure 
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