I got Tim Hall's new book, Oracle Job Scheduling, a day after I started installing Oracle 10g R2 on my home system. I had just installed it at work on one of my development systems and it was literaly click, click, click, done. I figured it would be about the same at home and I could start learning about the job scheduler that night. Started downloading from OTN and, BAM, filesystem filled up. I guess it wouldn't hurt to remove the old software, right? First I removed 188.8.131.52 and only freed up about a gig. I won't need 10.1 now that I got 10.2, right? So I removed it. Then I started the 10.2.0.1 install and the software seemed to install OK. During the database creation, however, I got an ORA-12547 message. I checked out a couple things on metalink and figure my libaio needs to get updated. Off to rhn.redhat.com to get the right rpm and install it. Then I remake oracle. Finally, oracle starts and I can create the database.
I know I promised Tim I'd review his book on my blog. I open up the book to an icon caricature of Don Burleson giving me a gigantic "thumbs up". I can't deal with this, I'm going to bed.