10g recyclebin with 9i SQL*Plus clients

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Subject: 10g recyclebin with 9i SQL*Plus clients
Posted by:  old dirtbeard (dirtbea…@pacbell.net)
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006


The server is 10g, but we still have some 9i SQL*Plus clients. If they fail
to include a purge option on their drop table statements:

drop table bob purge;

They will accumulate dropped tables in their recyclebin, and the 9i version
of SQL*Plus does not support the command:

purge recycyclebin;

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Mon Nov 20 09:54:29 2006

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Connected to:
Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release - Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP and Data Mining options

SQL> purge recyclebin;
SP2-0734: unknown command beginning "purge recy..." - rest of line ignored.

When I am logged in as system using a 10g client, and try to purge the
dba_recyclebin, I do not have sufficient priviledges:

SQL> purge dba_recyclebin;
purge dba_recyclebin
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

This poses several questions, I suppose:

(1) What permission needs to be added to system account to purge the
(2) Is there any work-around for the users with the 9i clients to purge
their own recyclebin?
(3) Is there a way to disable the recyclebin?

Thank you very much.