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  Installing Oracle 9i on Mac OS X, Part 1
Subject:   OS X or OS X Server
Date:   2002-11-12 22:57:02
From:   anonymous2
Does Oracle work on (and was this article written for) plain OS X or OS X Server?


They're obviously similar :-) but perhaps OS X Server has working support for shutting down services. Most OS X users (your grandmother!) want a machine to just turn off when they shut it down, which may be Apple's argument for not shutting things down cleanly on OS X. But server users have different requirements.

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  • OS X or OS X Server
    2002-11-13 18:19:37  dsimpson1 [View]

    When I was testing scripts for these articles I was hoping that Apple had done exactly what you are suggesting to make Mac OS X server behave differently. So I bought a copy of Mac OS X Server 10.2 (updated to 10.2.1) and found that it behaved exactly the same way - shutdown scripts still don't get executed.
    Of course this is a significant issue for a server operating system and I mentioned it to one of the product marketing managers for Mac OS X at Apple. I got positive confirmation that this is an important issue and that they would definately look into it.
    I have been at Oracle World this week and have not had a chance to test the 10.2.2 update to see if it works differently in regards to this issue.

    David Simpson