I think it would be far better to do a manual setup of the DB instead of using the ubuntu software management. Download the rpm package for the XE from the oracle website here and follow the instructions on how to set it up.
Muhammad Saif Asif Mirza
OCJA(5/6) OCJP(6) OCJWCD(6)
Joined: Feb 12, 2013
Thanks saif..i installed it..
subject: Installing Oracle 10g express edition in ubunto12.04