[Bug 514046] New: Oracle-xe page for Spacewalk doesn't work

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Summary: Oracle-xe page for Spacewalk doesn't work


           Summary: Oracle-xe page for Spacewalk doesn't work
           Product: Fedora Hosted Projects
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: medium
          Priority: low
         Component: Deployment_Guide
        AssignedTo: mhideo at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: mschwage at gmail.com
         QAContact: rlerch at redhat.com
                CC: fedora-docs-list at redhat.com
    Classification: Fedora

Description of problem:
Sorry about the classification of this.  I didn't see Spacewalk anywhere in
Bugzilla!  Anyway, on the webpage
https://fedorahosted.org/spacewalk/wiki/OracleXeSetup#Install, the install
instructions don't work as advertised.  There, it says
    "Configure the Oracle XE database by running
    # /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure"
This did not set the system/sys name correctly.  Yes, I know, the oracle-xe
command comes from Oracle themselves, but on my RHEL53 machine it just refused
to set the password correctly.  Did I try to do it 10 times or more?  Yes I
did, and it did not work at all.  Did I fat finger my password every single
lousy time I tried it?  No I did not, for I was able to create my password as
easy as you please using my workaround below.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Do this on RHEL53 x86_64.  Install the Oracle-XE software as listed.
2.  Follow the instructions on
https://fedorahosted.org/spacewalk/wiki/OracleXeSetup#Install, up to and
including the "Test Your Connection with SQLPlus" part.
3.  You fail to login.

Actual results:
Fail to login.

Expected results:
Successful login.

Additional info:
The workaround is to perform the following after running /etc/init.d/oracle-xe
configure : 

su - oracle
. /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin/oracle_env.sh
/usr/lib/oracle/ /NOLOG
alter user sys identified by password;        
alter user system identified by password;
sqlplus64 'sys at xe as sysdba'

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