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error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

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Steve Coates
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error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

When installing oracle 9.2 on rp8400 running 11.11 we are geting the following error:
Error in invoking install of makefile /oracle/product/9.2.0/ctx/lib/ins_ctx.mk

I have installed all recomended patches. Has anyone ran across this before.

Steve
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Shannon Petry
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Re: error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

Did you mount the CD as per instructions? or use SAM to mount it?

Most errors like this are because the incorrect mount method was used, so you have case mapping on, version numbers on, etc...

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Shannon
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

The most common cause of these types of errors are:

1) You missed some detail in the installation guide. It may seem minute, but it can kill the install or worse, leave you with an installed product that doesn't work right. Its probably time to go through that document, which I know is huge and make sure you got every detail right. Leave nothing to chance and initiate a metalink call for anything you can't make work right.

2) It might be necessary to do the install with oracle on the phone or connected via their screen sharing system. Sometimes they need to see the problem.

3) I have had errors like that because I ran out of space on /tmp during the install, or ran out of space in the target directory. Oracle has in the past been WAY off in their disk space estimates.

4) Do not press Ignore and go on. Work it out, no matter how painful it is. Take it from someone who has tried that route. The Ignore buttton almost never helps.

This error MIGHT be resolveable by relinking after the isntall. It depends what comes next. If its item 3 above, its time to stop, expand the filesystem or clean it up and start over.

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Steve Coates
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Re: error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

Everything was mounted per the Oracle install docs
Shannon Petry
Honored Contributor

Re: error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

What is permissions of that file?

I.E.

ls -l /oracle/product/9.2.0/ctx/lib/ins_ctx.mk


??

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Shannon
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Steve Coates
Frequent Advisor

Re: error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

Think we hit everythign in the install doc.
Disk space is good (always allow at least twice what oracle recomends).
never use the ignore button (been there done that).

Never had these problems on Solaris or Tru64 8-)

Steve
Steve Coates
Frequent Advisor

Re: error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

Ok we found it, just in case anyone else has this problem.

The linker (ld) cannot locate the X11/Motif shared libraries in
/usr/lib.

three libraries could not be found.

libXm.sl
libXt.sl
libX11.sl

soulution is to make a link from:

libXm.4

the DBA's found this on metslink.
151547.1
Thanks for the quick replies

Steve
Brian Crabtree
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Re: error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

I got the same error, and the relink did not work for me. The best way that I found to do it was apply bundle B3901BA to the system. This is listed as "B.11.11.06 HP C/ANSI C Developer's Bundle for HP-UX 11.i (S800)".

Thanks,

Brian
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

Its important to be super current on c++ ansi c and anything else Oracle relies on.

Linker patches, anything like that can mess you up.

BTW, The require patch list on Oracle's web site is seriously out of date. You have to check itrc.hp.com individual patches link for newer patches.

Sometimes HP does patches in response to Oracle problems.

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twang
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Solution

Re: error installing oracle 9.2 on 11.11

Try creating this link and relink again --

ln -s /usr/lib/Motif2.1/libXm.4 /usr/lib/libXm.sl
ln -s /usr/lib/X11R6/libXt.3 /usr/lib/libXt.sl
ln -s /usr/lib/X11R6/libX11.3 /usr/lib/libX11.sl

To relink the failing part do this --
make - f /oracle/product/9.2.0/ctx/lib/ins_ctx.mk install