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Oracle 8.1.7 & 9i Installation and Libraries Links

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LG Porter
Frequent Advisor

Oracle 8.1.7 & 9i Installation and Libraries Links

I have a K570 running HPUX 11.00, 4 processors, 2.5GB memory and 2GB swap. During installation of Oracle 8.1.7, I get the following message:
'Error invoking install of makefile
/d01/apps/oracle/product/8.1.7/dbms/libins_rdbms.mk
A) Can anyone please tell me what could be the problem and the resolution?

B) During installation of 64-bit version of Oracle 9i on this same server, I have had to recreate the following library files:
/usr/lib
libX11.sl
libXIE.sl
libXext.sl
libXi.sl
libXm.sl
libXt.sl
libXp.sl
libXt.sl
libXtst.sl
How should these files be linked and to the correct location? I heard that this is a known problem with Oracle 9i installation on HPUX 11.0.

C)Is there any good documents in the ITRC on how to installation Oracle 9i and the known current problems?
I appreciate your time, thanks...

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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor
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Re: Oracle 8.1.7 & 9i Installation and Libraries Links

The really good installation documentation for those products is at http://metalink.oracle.com

You should make sure all the pre-requisite patches are installed.

See this doc
http://metalink.oracle.com/metalink/plsql/ml2_documents.showDocument?p_database_id=NOT&p_id=43507.1

The most common cause of that error, which I have seen and slayed is lack of space on the target filesystem, and environment variables for the user that owns the database install. The specific variables are SHLIB_PATH, and the oracle ones like ORACLE_HOME

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Indira Aramandla
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Re: Oracle 8.1.7 & 9i Installation and Libraries Links

Yes the best place will be
http://metalink.oracle.com

Here are some of the links form metalink.

How to Relink Oracle9i Application Server Release 2 Software on UNIX----

http://metalink.oracle.com/metalink/plsql/ml2_documents.showDocument?p_database_id=NOT&p_id=245375.1


Installation & Configuration Library Index
http://metalink.oracle.com/metalink/plsql/ml2_documents.showDocument?p_database_id=NOT&p_id=144219.1

Here is something from the installation guide.
Note: Due to a known HP bug (Doc. id: KBRC00003627), the
default HP-UX (64-bit) operating system installation does not create
a few required X library symbolic links. These links must be created
manually before starting Oracle9i installation.
To create these links, you must have superuser privileges, as the
links are to be created in the /usr/lib directory. After enabling
superuser privileges, run the following commands to create the
required links:
$ cd /usr/lib
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libX11.3 libX11.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXIE.2 libXIE.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXext.3 libXext.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXhp11.3 libXhp11.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXi.3 libXi.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXm.4 libXm.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXp.2 libXp.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXt.3 libXt.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXtst.2 libXtst.sl.

I hope this helps.

IA
Never give up, Keep Trying
Kevin O'Donovan
Regular Advisor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 & 9i Installation and Libraries Links

Just to throw this in there, the only problem I had installing Oracle 8.1.7 (or 8.1.6) is for some reason there was an environment variable OPT defined, in the .cshrc file for the 'oracle' user, dunno where it came from but the Oracle makefiles seem to use an OPT variable too. Once I got rid of OPT it worked fine.

At least I think it was OPT, been a while back so a bit hazy btu I think it was. If not OPT then some other strange environment variable like that.

hope that helps,
Kevin.
LG Porter
Frequent Advisor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 & 9i Installation and Libraries Links

Hi Indira:

I did look for those links in the /usr/lib location however when I searched on the actural files themselves using the "find" command, I found them in the /usr/lib/X11R6 location.....that is, when looking for the "libXtst.2" file, I found it in the /usr/lib/X11R6 location instead of the /usr/lib location. Is this where those files should be or up one level to /usr/lib?

sample:
libXtst.sl -> /usr/lib/X11R6/libXtst.2
LG Porter
Frequent Advisor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 & 9i Installation and Libraries Links

FYI...The following is a list of required HP patches for Oracle 9i ....that I got from a Oracle DBA. Can anyone confirm this list as being correct? Is there a complete list that HP has that customers can reference that need to be installed before upgrading to Oracle 9i?

Some of the library files in the /usr/lib directory are dated 1998...which I was informed was out-dated and need to be updated. That may explain why the Oracle installer is failing during installtion. I have applied the March 2003 Quality patch bundle.....many are still dated late 1999 or early 2000.

Oracle 9i HP Patch Requirements?
PHCO_23792
PHCO_24148
PHKL_24268
PHKL_24729
PHKL_25475
PHKL_25525
PHNE_24715
PHSS_23670
PHSS_24303
PHSS_24627



FYI...The Oracle 9i installation docs located at www.technet.oracle.com are password protected...that is, those that are in "pdf" format that you would like to download, users are required to login with ID and password.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.7 & 9i Installation and Libraries Links

LG

Here is how to check up on your patches:
http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/search.do?pageContextName=hpux:::

Put every one of the patches you list in and run a check.

If there is a more current patch, select it and add it to a bundle.

Repeat for every patch, hitting the back key to get back to the search page. Make sure you select dependencies for download as well.

When done, download the patch and use ftp to transfer the file BINARY to your hpux box.

You now have a file called patches.zip in a directory called /tmp/patches for example.

unzip patches.zip
There will be a file called
create_depot_hp-ux_11

create_depot_hp-ux_11 -d /tmp/oracle9i.depot

swinstall -x autoreboot=true -x reinstall=false /tmp/oracle9i.depot \*

This will most probably reboot your machine.

Now you can move on to the Oracle install.

Oracle patch listing for HP-UX are for the most part terribly out of date. Beware.

If my post or any others have been useful to you, please assign points.

Good luck,

And remember:

Oracle is fun! Ouch!
Oracle is fun! Ouch!

You get the idea.

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