Install Oracle SQL Developer on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid

#I installed on Ubuntu 8.10 maybe it's ok also for the other
Ok I writing down this because the standard installation on Oracle SQL Developer doesn't work!!!
And also I create a script to resolve the problem.

Installation Task:

  • download Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 from for yours ubuntu version and your architecture and install it;
  • download Oracle SQL Developer for other platforms from (click on the icon free download) (do you need a metalink account, you can create on the site);
    • Ensure you have a JDK installed, if not, install;
    • Download the file above;
    • Unzip;
    • cd sqldeveloper;
    • open a terminal and go into the directory where is unzipped;
    • chmod a+x sqldeveloper;
    • in the terminal (the position is the directory where is unzipped) launch: sh sqldeveloper;
    • you recive a request about the position where is installed the JDK (for me is: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun-;
    • the Oracle SQL Developer start but...........
  • But you can't see any window to work, only a big window but no other.

So i resolve and i create this script for you:
  • download this script: sqldev_modify.tar;
  • copy this into dir where there's the Oracle SQL Developer;
  • open a terminal and go into the directory of Oracle SQL Developer;
  • untar the file;
  • chmod a+x sqldev_modify;
  • ./sqldev_modify;
  • so now we can start Oracle SQL Developer;
  • launch it: sh sqldeveloper;
  • it take to start some second, and maybe re-request the position of JDK.
That's all!


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