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Oracle 8.1.6i installation problem

Nick Tarmey
Occasional Contributor

Oracle 8.1.6i installation problem

Help!
I'm having a problem with an Oracle 8.1.6i installation on HP Workstation with 128mb RAM and 4GB HD runing HPUX rel 11.00(Latest edition), the installation runs relativley smoothly until the makefile process towards the end of the installation, then I get this error:

error in invoking target ntcontab.o of makefile /oracle8/OraHome1/network/lib/ins_net_client.mk
help retry ignore cancel

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The following comes up on the telnet session I have run the install from:

oracle.sysman.oii.oiix.OiixSpawnException: java.io.IOException: Not enough space

at oracle.sysman.oii.oiix.OiixSpawner.beginExecute(OiixSpawner.java:561)

at oracle.sysman.oii.oiix.OiixSpawner.execute(OiixSpawner.java:402)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiix.OiixSpawner.execute(OiixSpawner.java:379)
at ssmakeux.invokeMakefile(ssmakeux.java:317)
at ssmakeux.installAction(ssmakeux.java:86)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiis.OiisCompActions.doActionWithException(OiisCompActions.java:983)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiis.OiisCompActions.doActionImpl(OiisCompActions.java:917)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiis.OiisCompActions.doAction(OiisCompActions.java:534)
at CompActions.doActionP2make14(CompActions.java:810)
at CompActions.stateChangePhaseLinkActions(CompActions.java:767)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstallActionsPhase$OiilActionThr.run(OiicInstallActionsPhase.java:449)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstallActionsPhase.executeProductPhases(OiicInstallActionsPhase.java:1485)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstallActionsPhase.doInstalls(OiicInstallActionsPhase.java:1386)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicInstallActionsPhase$OiInstRun.run(OiicInstallActionsPhase.java:2012)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java)
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The following is the install log file entry in the /oracle8/oraInventory/logs/installActions.log

Starting install link phase of component Oracle Intelligent Agent Common
Starting install link phase of component Utilities Common Files
Starting install link phase of component Net8 Client
Calling action unixActions1.7.0.17.0 make
installMakePath = /usr/ccs/bin/make
installMakeFileName = /oracle8/OraHome1/network/lib/ins_net_client.mk
installTarget = ntcontab.o
installArguments = ORACLE_HOME=/oracle8/OraHome1,
undoMakeFileName = null
undoTarget = null
undoArguments = null
logFile = /oracle8/OraHome1/install/make.log

Exception thrown from action: make
Exception Name: MakefileException
Exception String: Error in invoking target ntcontab.o of makefile /oracle8/OraHo
me1/network/lib/ins_net_client.mk
Exception Severity: 1
Exception handling set to prompt user with options to RETRY IGNORE
User choice : Retry
Exception thrown from action: make

if anybody any ideas please let me know,
Thanks.
5 REPLIES
John Palmer
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6i installation problem

Hi,

If it's 64bit Oracle that you are installing then your kernel parameter 'maxdsiz' needs to be set to 256Mb at least. The default is 64Mb.

Regards,
John
CHRIS ANORUO
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6i installation problem

Disable the client option
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Ettienne Mong
Occasional Visitor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6i installation problem

Hi, If you have finished the installation. you can ignore this reply but we had the same problem. Have a lookm at your swap space. It has to be a min of 400 MB and you have to have a minimum of 128 MB Ram which you do have.
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Richard Mertz
Regular Advisor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6i installation problem

Nick:

I had the exact same problem installing 8.1.6 on a workstation. The problem was solved by increasing swap space. I created a file swap space in addition to regular swap. I am sure I overkilled the size--3X amount of memory, but I had enough disk and didn't want to go through the installation process again.

Richard
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Heather Buch
Occasional Visitor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6i installation problem

I got a similar message, caused by a permissions problem. I suggest that you look at make.log to make sure that the Oracle installer can access all the directories it needs.