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Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Shabaz
Advisor

Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hi,
I have setup the environment,
for oracle-apps 11i installations.

config.txt file is successfully created,
but after that, I am hitting the following error,

Unable to run the CHMOD command. The current user must have permissions to modify the file.
attempting to change.
/appltop/prod/prodora/oraInvenotry.

appltop is /u04/prod/prodappl
the owner is applmgr:dba user/group

what could be the problem, I have setup the permission correctly.

I am running the installation as ROOT user.
(the dumped software, belongs to ROOT user)

please ...

Regards
Shah
"Knowledge is the most precious gift to man kind, by the CREATOR"
11 REPLIES
Tom Geudens
Honored Contributor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hi,
Since you get chmod-problems I assume that the install script does an su - (I also assume that when you say ROOT you actually mean root, being a user with uid 0).
Can you post the output of the ll-command on the "problemfile", but also on every directory (ll -d) in the structure ?

Regards,
Tom
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Emiel van Grinsven
Valued Contributor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hi,

if you would CHOWN the file manually (as root). What happens?

Grt, E.
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hello,
Run the application using the

applmgr:dba user/group.

Thanks
Shabaz
Advisor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hi,
Thanks lot,
this was just the beggining of the installation, the pointed direcotry by the erorr, is yet not created/existing.

output of your recommed commands
# ll -d u01
# ll -d u01
drwxr-xr-x 5 oracle dba 96 # #ll -d u02
drwxr-xr-x 4 oracle dba 96 # #ll -d u03
drwxr-xr-x 4 oracle dba 96 # #ll -d u04
drwxr-xr-x 4 oracle dba 96

These are the four main mount points, u01,u02,u03 will be for user oracle:dba
and u04 will be for oracle and applmgr:dba
users.

Please ...

Regards
Syed
"Knowledge is the most precious gift to man kind, by the CREATOR"
Emiel van Grinsven
Valued Contributor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hi,

these directories are not writable for group (dba) nor for applmgr user.
Could that be your problem?

HTH, Emiel
Tom Geudens
Honored Contributor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hi,
One more assumption, I suppose user applmgr is in the dba group ? In that case I would chmod /u04 to 775 and retry the installation.

Regards,
Tom
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U.SivaKumar_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

hi,
start with basic thing to check:
verify /etc/passwd and /etc/group for valid user and group entires for oracle.
( oracle , applmgr , dba )

regards,
U.SivaKumar


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Shabaz
Advisor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hi,
Permissions to these dirs is not the problem,

oracle and applmgr can write to these dirs.

but while installations it comes out saying,

Unable to run CHMOD comm..
the Current user must have permissions
to modify the file,
attempting to change
/appltop/prod/prodora/oraInventory ---> this is yet not created

Can anybody tell me about /oraInventory dir .

Thanks

Regards
Shah
"Knowledge is the most precious gift to man kind, by the CREATOR"
G_18
Occasional Advisor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hello,
the owner of the directory is oracle.
you have logged in as applmgr.
How can it do a chown when oracle user is the owner.
Login as oracle
Emiel van Grinsven
Valued Contributor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hi,

go to that directory and try to create a test file.
Do it as user applmgr (>#touch test_file)
The output you gave from the ll command shows that you don't have rights to write in that directory.
Can you give me the directory scructure and permissions on the dir. appltop/prod/prodora/oraInventory

or if like you say it's not created yet the same from the dir.
appltop/prod/prodora

grt, E
Tom Geudens
Honored Contributor

Re: Unx- Permission error while installing Oracle -Applications 11i

Hi,
The OraInventory file is something you'll find in most Oracle installations these days. You can look at it as being a small productdatabase. It contains the things you selected during installation / products you have installed. Oracle intends to use it / uses it to be able to keep track of installations / patches you installed.

Hope this explains,
Tom
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