As Robert Crames and me has developed some times ago a script set to install and configure Oracle Forms & Reports 126.96.36.199.0 completely silent and unattended, the next step was for me to port this all to Docker 😉
Oracle has a really good GitHub Repository (https://github.com/oracle/docker-images) with several Oracle Products, but no Docker Image for Oracle Forms & Reports 😦 So I spent some time and managed to port our above mentioned script set for Oracle Forms & Reports 188.8.131.52.0 to build a Docker image for Oracle Forms & Reports.
The complete set of Docker build files and a docker-compose sample can be found under my GitHub Repository https://github.com/DirkNachbar/Docker
My solution is mainly based on Oracle Images, but very modified:
§ instead of pulling an oraclelinux:7-slim, I am using an oraclelinux:latest.
§ instead of using an Oracle Server JRE, I am using an Oracle JDK
§ within this Image, which is based on the above OracleJava Image, I am installing all required RPM’s for Oracle Forms & Reports, eg. motif, compat-libstdc++-33 and so on and implementing the libXm.so fix directly for Oracle Reports
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