Oracle GUI client on Linux with mysql support

I was looking for some nice client for Oracle and mysql. I did find mysql-administrator and navicat to be useful but this is much better. Tora is the client that I am talking about. Installation did not take much time for me..

downloaded the instant client from and then the tora rpm from Also downloaded the tora-mysql from

Then tried to install all the rpms found the rpms that were missing and installed them using yum. Once this is done install the downloaded rpms with \”–nodeps\” option of rpm.Put the entries in bashrc

export ORACLE_HOME=/usr/lib/oracle/11.1/client/
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/oracle/11.1/client//lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

When I tried to run the same, it gave me some errors about missing \”.so\” files. So went to /usr/lib directory. The files would be there but the names would not match so link the existing file with the name expected for tora and you are done. Here is the screenshot of TOra 2.0


Leave a comment if you are facing some issues with the installation.

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SQuirreL SQL Client is a graphical SQL client written in Java that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands etc. The pre-requisites are java 1.5 and 1.6 in the sequence of the installer versions! Installers available at: Home page and installation instructions at: Have a nice time with the SQuirreL!!


gdialog on F11 – Leonidas

If you are using some old application or want to install some application that was developed quite some time back with GTK GUI, then you may find the application using gdialog. gdialog is no more available and is deprecated in Fedora and same functionality is provided by zenity. But the options to call zenity are slightly different so what do you do. I did a google search and found the following script. The credit of script is not mine and credit goes to \”Mike Newman <>\”

Note: I needed it for some nautilus script for image resize.