Reason #423 to hate Oracle

Error received while attempting to make Oracle talk to php5 on Debian:

Unpacking oracle-xe-client (from .../oracle-xe-client_10.2.0.1-1.2_i386.deb) ...
This system does not meet the minimum requirements for swap space.  Based on
the amount of physical memory available on the system, Oracle Client 10g
Express Edition requires 1024 MB of swap space. This system has 542 MB
of swap space.  Configure more swap space on the system and retry the installation.

That’s 1024 MB of swap space to install the client. Why???? Who knows!! Never mind that I have plenty of RAM, enough to operate the entire 32bit address space without any swap at all, but ORACLE MUST HAVE MOAR SWAP.

So I’ll just totally go do a bunch of low-level disk-monkeying on my web servers to accommodate this need, I guess…

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