Installing the Oracle Instant Client on Ubuntu/Debian based systems is awkward since Oracle is RPM centric regarding its Linux support.
What's the best way to easily install and configure the Instant Client on Ubuntu?
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I never really found a good answer to this that didn't involve a lot of manual steps, so I made a solution.
If you visit my oracle_instant_client_for_ubuntu Github repo you can download a zip file which contains the necessary libraries and a python script which will install and configure them for use on your system.
Currently, this project only supports 64-bit systems. Let me know if you want support for 32-bit systems.