One of the shortcommings to using Ubuntu Linux as my main OS is not being able to run Application Designer. Using Wine, I am now able to run it on my laptop. If you were to translate the Ubuntu specific commands over to Oracle Linux and install an XWindows desktop on the PUM, you could get App Designer running there, too.
I installed Wine with these commands.
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine sudo apt-add-repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/' wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key && sudo apt-key add Release.key sudo apt update && sudo apt install winehq-stable
This installed version 3.0.1 for me:
$ wine --version wine-3.0.1
Next, I installed Winetricks to help with installing dependencies:
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks -P ~/bin/ chmod +x ~/bin/winetricks
Preparing the WinePrefix
I created the wineprefix to install into:
export WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/peopletools" mkdir -p $HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes winecfg
The first question I got was: “Wine could not find a wine-mono package which is needed for .NET applications to work correctly.” I choose the “Install” button. Next, I got: “Wine could not find a Gecko package…”. Again, I choose “Install” (I had to do that twice for some reason).
That opened the Wine Configuration dialog when it was done. I didn’t make any changes and just clicked okay.
Finally, I used winetricks to install some libraries:
winetricks vcrun2005 dotnet40 vcrun2015
Installing App Designer
I browsed to the PUM share in my file browser. For me that was:
Then, I copied the client-856 and oracle-client folders to by Downloads directory.
I was going to try to run SetupPTClient.bat, but that is a little heavier and requires Python. I just extracted the PT client archive.
cd ~/Downloads/client-856/archives mkdir ~/bin/pt-toolsclient8.56.07 tar -xzvf pt-toolsclient8.56.07.tgz -C ~/bin/pt-toolsclient8.56.07/ cd ~/bin/pt-toolsclient8.56.07/bin/client/winx86 wine pscfg
I just did the workstation install and configured the login information. After that, it started fine.
Oracle DB Client
cd ~/Downloads/oracle-client/archives/ mkdir $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/oracle tar -xzvf pt-oracleclient-18.104.22.168.tgz -C $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/oracle
Then, I had to update some registry keys. I could open the registry editor with:
I created a new key:
Then, I added c:\oracle\bin to the path in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment\PATH
Finally, I added a new value, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Environment\TNS_ADMIN, and set it to c:\oracle\network\admin