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I tried installing sqlplus by following the instruction from here. I'm still getting :

sqlplus: command not found

when I do sqlplus from my terminal.

I'm an novice in Ubuntu and I use Ubuntu 12.04.

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I think you need to run the alien -i commands with sudo: sudo alien -i –  medigeek Jul 5 '12 at 12:01
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First of all you need to download Instant Client Downloads. Install alien software so you can install rpm packages by typing following command in terminal.

sudo apt-get install alien

Once that is done, go to the folder where the rpm files are located and execute the following:

sudo alien -i oracle-instantclient-basic*.rpm
sudo alien -i oracle-instantclient-sqlplus*.rpm
sudo alien -i oracle-instantclient-devel*.rpm

You need to install libaio.so. Type following command to do it:

sudo apt-get install libaio1

Create Oracle configuration file:

sudo sensible-editor /etc/ld.so.conf.d/oracle.conf

Update the configuration by running following command:

sudo ldconfig

Try to connect using:

sqlplus username/password@//dbhost:1521/SID

or:

sqlplus testuser/password
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Thanks for the details. It helped me get the installation completed, especially the part about installing the lib. –  lonstar Feb 7 '13 at 23:04
    
...until I tried to run sqlplus testuser/password and got "sqlplus: error while loading shared libraries: libsqlplus.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" –  lonstar Feb 7 '13 at 23:08
    
...and it was because I just touched the oracle.conf file and it turns out you need to add this to it: /usr/lib/oracle/11.2/client/lib/ (make sure to check that you actually have that path, and thanks to marcelozambranav.blogspot.com/2012/08/…). Once I did that, all was well. –  lonstar Feb 7 '13 at 23:13
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I think this link would help. It is pretty descriptive. Make sure you follow all the steps. Still if you have any problems, don't hesitate to comment.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eliah Kagan Jul 5 '12 at 12:17
    
That what even I have done.. But it doesn't seem to be working.! –  Ant's Jul 5 '12 at 12:41
    
I found this thread unix.com/ubuntu/157848-sqlplus-command-not-found.html.Try if this would help you any better. I don't have the net speed to download it, else i would have tried it myself and give a better solution. –  Vinit Jul 5 '12 at 14:38
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@Ant's "it's not working" does not provide us with clues. Show us the output of each command. Then we'll have a general picture of what's going on and where the problem is. –  medigeek Jul 5 '12 at 22:12
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