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After many hours of playing around , trying to get Tora to work, I finally did it.
And I'd have to say, although it isnt toad, its close enough :)
There are some things I even like more about it than Toad.
I had one heck of a time getting it to work though, I though I'd share how I got it to work
to save others the time and aggravation :)
Note: Im running on Fedora Core 2.
Tora can be obtained from http://sourceforge.net/projects/tora/
Oracle instant client can be obtained from http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/tech/oci/instantclient/index.html
I ended up using tora-alpha-184.108.40.206-1static.i686.rpm with the 10g instant client rpms.
The other versions would install but just wouldnt work with the instant client.
To get it to work I added this to my .bash_profile:
ORACLE_HOME=/usr/lib/oracle/10.1.0.2/client; export ORACLE_HOME
ORACLE_TERM=xterm; export ORACLE_TERM
PATH=/usr/sbin:$PATH; export PATH
PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/lib:$PATH; export PATH
CLASSPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH; export CLASSPATH
TNS_ADMIN=/usr/lib/oracle/10.1.0.2/client/network/admin/; export TNS_ADMIN
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/oracle/10.1.0.2/client/lib:/lib:/usr/lib; export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
NLS_LANG=AMERICAN; export NLS_LANG
NLS_LANGUAGE=AMERICAN; export NLS_LANGUAGE
Install the oracle instant client using rpm -ivh (I installed all three including sqlplus).
I created a network/admin directory in the /usr/lib/oracle/10.1.0.2/client and copied the tnsnames.ora and sqlnet.ora files from another machine.
Tested that sqlplus worked before installing tora.
Added /usr/lib/oracle/10.1.0.2/client/lib:/lib:/usr/lib to /etc/ld.so.conf and ran ldconfig.
Created symlink from libclntsh.so.10.1 to libclntsh.so ( ln -s libclntsh.so.10.1 libclntsh.so )
Attempted to rpm -ivh tora-alpha-220.127.116.11-1static.i686.rpm .. rpm doesn't know about the symlink I created.. so force it :)
To get it to install: rpm --nodeps -ivh tora-alpha-18.104.22.168-1static.i686.rpm
I searched all over the net but couldn't find enough information to get it to work (until I figured it out myself).
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I can confirm that JD Austin's instructions above work on fedora core 3. You have to make sure you remove any old tora rpms before starting though. I kept getting the same old "no connection provider" errors until I looked for installed versions of tora (rpm -q -a | grep tora) removed them (rpm -e ...) and then installed only the correct one ( rpm --nodeps -ivh tora-alpha-22.214.171.124-1static.i686.rpm)
Also note that tora ended up in /usr/X11R6/bin/tora which was not in my path.
This has got to be the third time I have wasted two hours or more getting tora to work. It's a great program but really the install with oracle can be far from painless.