I have installed oracle instant client on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) using following instructions Oracle instant client It's works fine with sqlPlus64 command and I can able to connect to my DB. My problem is I need to run command sqlplus , (we have some ant script with is configured with sqlplus command).

I tried installing 'Instant Client for Linux x86' , but it was throwing some compatibility issue.

Anyway to run command sqlplus not sqlplus64?

  • It should probably enough to create a symlink named sqlpplus pointing on sqlplus64
    – Pyrophorus
    Oct 13, 2014 at 9:58
  • Thanks.. It worked. sudo ln -s /usr/bin/sqlplus64 /usr/bin/sqlplus
    – Anoop
    Oct 13, 2014 at 12:28

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It's enough to create a symlink named sqlplus pointing at sqlplus64 Just execute the following in a Terminal:

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/sqlplus64 /usr/bin/sqlplus

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