Article:
  Installing Oracle 9iR2 on Red Hat 9
Subject:   A startup script - WORKS - on one condition
Date:   2003-09-30 20:19:32
From:   anonymous2
The startup script listed at:


http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Oracle-9i-RH8-and-RH9-HOWTO-5.html#ss5.2


works, provided that you hard- or soft-link a new entry:


${ORACLE_HOME}/dbs/init${ORACLE_SID}.ora


to the existing file:


${ORACLE_HOME}/dbs/spfile${ORACLE_SID}.ora


It looks like Oracle has chosen to use "spfile.ora" as the replacement for old "init.ora". Strangely, the script works find with ye old "init.ora" files.